Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I've been learning a lot lately. Doesn't it seem like there are weeks when we do, and others where we forget so much?

I went to this neat Mom2Mom sale this weekend in our area, where mom sell their baby and toddler items out on tables, just like you would for a yard sale, but in the comfort of an air-conditioned hotel conference room. If I had a baby still, it would certainly be the place to sell. Having a tall 2 1/2 year old, however, I was somewhat limited to toys and books, as he is on the tail end of his 4T clothes, moving into 4s right now already.

What I've learned lately is that no matter whether a toy is used or not, if a little one thinks it is cool, it doesn't matter how much it costs. Case in point:
This is a toy train that comes apart (the cars do), that I got in a ziploc bag for $3.99 at a resale shop this summer. It has been one of his favorite toys since! He can put lizards or dinosaurs, or little characters in the rail cars, and pull it around all over the house.

Keeping this in mind, I found some great little toys at the Mom2Mom sale, knowing that even though he may get only a few months of use out of them at his age, it mixes things up a bit and allows him a few more options for play, while Mom saves some money!

One thing that has come up in conversation lately with friends is:
How many toys are too many toys? What do you think?

I am all into getting rid of the toys your child is too young for, so we don't have many of those laying around, but do you find your child is growing so fast that they need a variety?

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  1. I hear you about the toys. Mine are 11 and 9, and they still play with the same toys. Getting new ones are pointless. Have a great week!

  2. I thought my son was tall, but he is at least still in close sizes to age. However, he is so skinny that his pants just fall down!! Thank God for adjustable waistbands. I need to go through my son's playroom, but it's just so much work!!!