Anyone who's been to my house can attest to the fact that my kids have no shortage of toys. From American Girl everything (that no one plays with), to every Lego ever made (that everyone argues over), my kids are good in the toy department for about 700 years. Not only do they have more than enough, they're constantly bored and, like, how? I've noticed a pattern of overindulgence for some time, thanks to generous family members who can't help themselves, and that's just one reason I don't want you to buy my kid toys. Ever.
Don't get me wrong, we're grateful for everything people have given our children. They've received gifts at times we couldn't necessarily afford to spend the extra money. Growing up, my brother and I didn't have as many things as my kids do now, and maybe that's why I feel less attached to things than my partner, who just-so-happened to be an only child who got mostly whatever he asked for. When I do spend the money on something, I treat it as an investment, no matter what role it plays in our everyday lives. If only my kids felt the same.
Unfortunately, and over time, I've noticed my babies seem to fall more towards the extreme. They accumulate all these toys people have bought for them, sometimes take care of them, and sometimes have more fun with actual sticks instead. With that in mind, here are some other reasons I don't want you to buy my kids toys: