Baby received a very nice birthday present today: a book (The Tickle Monster), which comes with a pair of tickle gloves. The gloves are shaped like big, furry, cartoon hands with holes for your fingers (for ease of tickling, of course). I read the book to Baby while my husband wore the gloves and tickled Baby at the appropriate moments in the storytelling.
Baby loved it. He loved it so much that as soon as I finished the story and closed the book, he demanded a second read - immediately.
(Many thanks to our pals in Oregon who provided the vehicle for the joy tonight.)