We’ve been in this house several months now. It’s nice having all the space but what has been most interesting is how few toys my kids really need in order to have fun.
You see, we’ve hardly unpacked any of them. They’re still in boxes in the garage.
I’ve known for a long time that most toys pretty much don’t get played with. That’s just how kids are. They have the favorites and then the toys that come out once in a long while.
Yes, they have asked for their toys sometimes. Not often at all though.
And there are a few that I really do want to get out for them, especially the wooden train set and more of their crafting supplies.
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s a good reminder that they really don’t need a ton of new toys to have fun.
They will be getting some, but so far we have a bit of a fun science focus. My kids love to do “science projects” and I would like to encourage that. We’ve gotten some good deals for them.
Probably after Christmas we’ll get around to going through those boxes and really push the kids on getting rid of the stuff they just don’t need. There are other children more in need and who would really appreciate the things mine aren’t paying attention to.
I have 5 children and only one plays with toys! My two year old plays with his toys, the others very rarely play with their toys. I just took a ton of toys to the Good Will here to clear out some space.
This Christmas my kids are getting what they need. Clothes, ect., no toys to just sit around and collect dust.