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Tiaras and Trucks

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who Needs Toys?

Like so many parents I talk with, Ryan and I are fighting a losing battle with the toys in our house.  I am becoming suspicious that they mate in the night and multiply like bunnies, because it seems like whenever I think things are getting organized, I come downstairs to find my house once again enveloped in kiddie clutter.

The funny thing about all of the toys is that Abbey and Dylan are just as content playing with boxes and spoons and furniture as they are with the fancy toys that litter our floors and shelves and closets.  Their imaginations turn everyday objects into things of wonder, and there are days that the "toys" stay in their bins all day.

Why, then, is it so very difficult for me to downsize our toy collection?  Do other people have a strange, emotional attachment to their kids' toys or is it just me?
these are their cars
in case you haven't heard, when Abbey is five, she's getting her own car
she wants her own car so she can drive herself to the library
who am I to argue with a reader on a mission?
the back of Grandma's furniture is a great drum 
Abbey wanted to join in on the fun
thankfully Grandma is a good sport

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8 Comments:

  • At April 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM , Anonymous Amy said...

    Its not just you. I have been fighting the battle now for 6 years and am still losing.

    One day we will beat those toys....

     
  • At April 26, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Anonymous Paulette said...

    It think it's just universal. Kids like there toys but they love anything they can make a toy out of. I only get sentimental over certain toys but for most part have no issue tossing broken ones and donating no longer played with toys.

     
  • At April 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM , Anonymous Kir said...

    I never get past the pictures, they make me smile.

    My kids love all the things that aren't toys, I mean they play with toys but they would rather play with "my stuff" or things that in no way made for kids. :) I hold onto a lot of toys (mostly because of the $$ spent) but More and More are in the basement, waiting for a good garage sale. ;)

     
  • At April 27, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

    It's not just you. Definitely not just you! And those pictures? Ohmygoodness they're adorable!!

     
  • At April 28, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Thank you :) I'm glad I'm not the only goofy one!

     
  • At April 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Or Craig's List! Oh, they both love stuff. Especially stuff that they can break, yikes.

     
  • At April 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I recently had toys in the basement to donate. Abbey found them and was so excited by them :(

     
  • At April 28, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    We'll beat it! For sure. I mean, they have to move out one day, right?

     

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