My son has more toys that I ever had in my entire childhood! To be fair, since all of his grandparents are divorced, and we have great-grandparents and childless aunts and uncles involved (and he's a singleton) this is our fault obviously! We're really not indulgent parents, it's mostly books, Legos, and Playmobil that has taken over my life!
Am I the only one? If not, how do you deal with all of your kid's stuff? I have Ebayed and Craigslisted myself to death, had garage sales, rotated toys, and I give stuff away like crazy, especially books since they are so expensive!
We also do not even open birthday party gifts, his birthday is in December, we do a Toys for Tots drive IF people even want to bring something, this is up front on the invite. I am more into giving him experiences than stuff, we travel, do movies, bowling, museums, see attractions and visit relatives.
It's just like the stuff takes over our life, and I find myself in his room every month with a series of boxes, give away, donate, throw away! Ugh! I am so sick of this! I guess I should be grateful for the abundance, but I just feel like I am the Lone Stranger dealing with this and I need to know how other Moms are dealing with it.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have a pile of clothing to go through for Goodwill :)
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