Back when I was a kid, there was no such thing as a “tween”. You were a kid or you were a teenager. That was it. Somewhere along the line the “tween” thing happened and guys, it’s legit. Kids between the ages of 10 and 12 fall into the “tween” category because they are too old to be considered a kid, but too young to be considered a teen. My oldest son is going to be 12 next week (wait, WHAT??) and this mama is struggling to come up with awesome birthday gift ideas.
You might be thinking that a kid who’s not really a kid or a teenager should be fairly easy to buy for, but trust me on this – it’s one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in a while. He’s too old for toys and too young for “teen” gifts. I am thinking teens only get gift cards, but hey, I could be wrong. I am not the mother of a teenager – yet, so I have never had to buy gifts for one.