This same little guy listened intently as my husband emphasized to remove just ONE item from each box to put into their shoe boxes. My daughter was with him as he began down the line. He reached the first box. It contained ziploc bags full of school supplies. He picked up one of the bags and began trying to get it open and when Sarah asked why he was opening it he said, "I have to choose just one item from this box to put in." She assured him one "bag" full of school supplies counted as one item.
We had purchased the playhouse type balls to include the boxes. When organizing the fillers by age groups we pulled out all of the pink balls and put them in the 5 to 9 year old girl "ball" box. A little girl came up to the box, looked in and turned abruptly to face my daughter and asked excitedly, "are these boxes going to girls?" My daughter assured her they were, whereupon she happily turned around and picked one up to put in her box as she said, "good thing, because I was NOT going to put a pink ball in a boy's box!"
I just love kids! My sister once told me, "I finally figured out why kids like you so much. You're just one of them!" Maybe that's why I like them so much, too.