Okay, maybe not toys in general, but small toys. Like if the object has more than 2 pieces or if it is smaller than the average pop can,, we don't want it!!!
I am so sick of picking up little pieces and trying to find a home for all of the little pieces that belong to 100 different baby dolls. I'm tired of trying to figure out what piece goes with what!
And then there are puzzles.. The puzzles that both girls love to open and DUMP all over the floor. The puzzles that are now all combined and could never be put together if we tried!!
OR... we could talk about stuffed animals. No word of a lie, we have hundreds of them. We've got monkeys, we've got bears, we've got fish, we've got cows, bunnies, ducks. Why do people love buying stuffed animals so much??
I don't want to sound ungrateful because I know the girls have loved every single gift that they've ever been given, and we appreciate everything we get, but OMG!!!! We have too much stuff. Too many little things with too many pieces!
I'm probably guilty of buying some of this crap that covers my basement floor. For instance, I was the genius that bought the most recent "craft kit" and had the awesome idea of creating a "craft area" in my basement.. The "area" is now the whole basement complete with glitter glue, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, felt, decals,beads and stickers. My basement looks like a friggin' craft bomb exploded.
|Perfect example of what NOT to buy! I made this mistake!|
I feel like I should go and personally apologize to all of the parents of kids that I have bought gifts for with a thousand pieces or that could be even a bit messy..
Even playdoh sucks!! How does it end up in so many little pieces all over my house?!
I'm proposing a new parent code!!! If something you look at for another child has more than 2 pieces or is smaller than a pop can, take your hands off of it and WALK AWAY!!!! Ask yourself if you would like your kid to have this gift. If the answer is no, WALK AWAY!!!
Let's try to put together some good gift ideas that won't drive mothers insane but that kids would still love. Any ideas??
I'm off to continue cleaning my basement now, hopefully I have enough garbage bags to get me through!!