I read an article on toy addiction. How many toys do your kids have? The rule in our home is that if it cannot fit on KayLynn's shelf, in her dress-up box, or in her toybox (minus her one ride-on toy and her kitchen) then it must go. Either it goes to a grandparents (the anoying talking dog went to Tam's - he he he!!), gets put away for when she is older and can enjoy it, or it goes to the CPC or other donation places. The exceptions to this are books and puzzles. All crafts go with mine.
Are your children toy-addicted? What do you do about it? What do you do with doting grandparents/aunts/uncles??
The above questions were not meant to be a slight on any people in KayLynn's life. She is loved and cherished and that means everythign to me. I am sure that the rest of you would agree with me, that if someone loves your child, it makes up for almost anything. That said...Shari, if you buy her a drum set - it is staying at YOUR house!!! :)
I like what Shari said about lessons. That is also Tam's view. She would rather give children her time, attention and experiences, than stuff. They last longer anyway and are worth far more. So I agree with the grandmas - give her your love, time and invest in her future!