Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A little experiment

Laura has tons of toys.  More than she could possibly ever play with.  So most of them are completely ignored on a daily basis.  I bet a lot of you moms out there are nodding your heads in agreements.  Too many toys from too many loving relatives, and not nearly enough time in the day to play with them all.

I bet all you non-moms are shaking your heads in disgust.  Why would a parent cave to the pressures of a capitalist society and buy all those damn toys?  The answer: we didn't.  Thank you to the aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends for that one!

Not to sound ungrateful.  The presents bestowed upon my daughter are lovingly selected and thoughtfully presented.  We appreciate the sentiment behind each gift, and I am fairly good at remembering who gave us each toy.

The fact remains that our house is littered with toys that Laura isn't even interested in.  So last night, Nate and I went through them all.  We matched up all the loose pieces (none missing!), and decided which we would keep upstairs, and which we would hide in the basement.  We kept the toys Laura plays with the most, and hid everything else.  I don't think Laura will even notice that her (once much loved) activity table is missing.  She just doesn't play with it anymore. 

The puzzles, books, purses, and kitchen accessories made the cut.  Isn't it funny how the favorite toys are the least complicated?