Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I Buy Toys, Why?

Growing up, I did not have very many toys. I was born in a country where parents were allowed to purchase toys for their children only once a year. It was called "Toy Day". Parents would be given a random number and that would be their place in line. On "Toy Day", little ones, along with their moms and dads, would excitedly stand in line (outside a store that normally did not have toys in their inventory) to choose up to three toys. 

Because of this, I am guilty of over compensating with my own kids. Showering them with an abundance of toys. However, sometimes they prefer playing with "things". 

The rocks gathered here make up a bed.

The pieces of scrap wood is a house.

Of course, that doesn't mean they don't utilize their toys.

I needlessly worry that if they don't have many toys, they'll feel like they are missing out as I felt when I was little. However, I probably over stress about that. After all, I survived without without needing any therapy! This is something I need to keep in mind this holiday season. 

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Kelli W said...

My boys spend more time playing with sticks and rocks than all of their toys combined:) What country did you grow up in?

Renee said...

After raising two boys and still having a young one, I've learned that too many toys don't get used. My kids always preferred sticks, rocks and such to the "real" toys. So, the youngest doesn't get as much, but doesn't mind at all (plus he has all the leftover unused toys of my older sons). Now, I'm curious .. where in the heck did you grow up?

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I .ove when kids use their imagination and find stuff to play with. I was guilty of the too many toys thing. I tho k we all are nowadays.

Dayngr said...

You're such a great mommy! P.S. I'm also enjoying your instagram pics!