JT has a lovely wooden advent calendar that provides a daily pre-Christmas treat. On Christmas Eve the treat was to open a Christmas package early. It was quite clear to both of us which package would be selected that day......the big daddy, the package sent his way by his California cousins (whom, I believe, had a whole lot of help via JT's Auntie KO).
He was very excited as he prepared to tear into the paper.
It was a Playmobil Roman ship.
Mama put it together straight away.
And they sailed off into the sunset to conquer foreign peoples. Don't worry: the boy is a benevolent ruler.