A four year old son enriches your life in many ways, but surely the pick of the bunch is providing a great excuse to play with quality toys. Anyone who tells you that toys are just plastic rubbish these days is nuts. Leave the arty wooden farm animals to the wankers and get stuck in to Lego and Playmobil, that's my tip.
Playmobil is well designed, durable, and ... well, actually a bit weird on occasion. Here's my (ahem) Playm-odd-bil top three:
1) BOY WITH SINK "Only 5 in stock - order soon!" says Amazon. Erm, maybe.
2) DOCTOR WITH BABY INCUBATOR - Surely that's Alex from A Clockwork Orange?
3) LAUNDRY SET - Strike a blow for the sisters.
And a close runner-up: