So leading up to his fourth birthday this was a common conversation:
Me - "So what do you want for your birthday present?"
Him - "A doughnut machine."
Me - "Um...well, I don't know that there is a doughnut machine we could get."
Him - "Well you could make one, right?"
Ah, such is the life with a little one who sees his parents make a lot of stuff. He believes if something doesn't exist we can just make it. I love this way of looking at the world, don't you? Was I about to attempt to build a functioning doughnut machine though? No. But let my son down who thinks I can make anything in the world? No. Fortunately, I found one. Well sort of.
So with a little help from us, he made us doughnuts for breakfast! The cool thing about this waffle iron is that you can use any mix (muffin mix, pancake mix, bread mix, etc) to make "doughnuts" with. So you can be as healthy (or not) as you want to be.
Then the boy was in charge of the topping. Dip first in melted butter then a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon. We had our own little doughnut assembly line! (I was at the end eating them, doing quality control.)
Doughnuts for breakfast? Oh yes please.
PS - Just so you don't worry, other family members did gift him some toys so he did get a few age appropriate things...like his first marble run! The back story is that he has a favorite book about a boy and a doughnut machine that was mine as a child. I just looked it up online & it virtually doesn't exist anymore so no link, sorry. Thus the doughnut love. Well, that and I'm sure he thought if he owned a machine he could make doughnuts whenever he wants. Watch him ask for a candy making machine next.