toys, toys, toys... how much is too much (same thing with clothes)!?!
What is an appropriate amount of toys for a child to have? Do you find yourself always looking for new toys or the next best thing? Do you go to friends' houses and see a toy and say to yourself "my kid has to have that"? How much is too much? What are your child's favorite toys? Are they even REAL toys??
I can't say what I think is an appropriate amount of toys because I don't think it matters how much or little my kids have it would be scattered all over the floor. But at the same time I don't think it's necessary to go out and buy every single hot new toy that comes out because really it all that stuff would get to be to much. Oooo I just thought of a toy that we have WAY, WAY, to much of and I've told family to not buy anymore-STUFFED ANIMALS. Seriously folks the amount of stuffed animals we have is a bit ridiculous. Most of them are Sweet Peas and Monkey has a few but not nearly as many. Anyways I have them tied to a rope hanging from the ceiling-I'll post a pic soon-which thankfully has kept them off the floor. As for the ones that wouldn't fit on the rope I decided if they were worthy enough to keep and if not then off to the goodwill.
Which brings up another thing how often do you go thru toys. As for me I go thru when I can't stand all the little messes everywhere; which is about every few months. Most of the toys that throw out are the McDonald's toys, because really they aren't toys. David doesn't like the idea of giving their toys away because of space issues so instead I box the good ones up like all the infant toys; you know just in case ;) But for big stuff we haven't done anything with them because just when I think they don't play with it I'll see them dragging it out and having a good time. Now I do realize in a couple of years Sweet Pea could grow out of playing with her Dora Castle and then I'll have to decide what to do but until then I guess I won't worry about it. And Monkey just plays with whatever but makes the biggest mess out of all the Little People stuff.
Alright I know my answer wasn't profound or really even helpful so you can imagine the mess I have pick up every day. But what about you moms and dads out there-any tips of what you do, or when you think enough is enough.