Smarter Mom: How long did those Christmas toys last?
It's been almost a month...take a look where you keep those toys (that playroom, bedroom, er, the whole house). Spot the gifts the kiddos opened at 6:03 a.m. on December 25, the ones they begged for for months, the ones they would salivate over when the ads came on or when you passed them in the aisle at the store. See them?
Are they still playing with them? I'll confess, my daughter is still playing with about 63% of hers. The others? Well, about 21% haven't been played with yet (think games, a few books she hasn't started, and the like) and the final 16%? Played with maybe once. Now to be fair, one is a plastic microphone with a stand that has a thingy you can plug in your iPod into to sing along with your favorite songs (oh, "Call Me Maybe" 153 times at 7:54 a.m. Christmas morning always kicks off the holiday cheer). It is still in the box, having been shipped up from my parents (where we were for the holidays), so I need to re-assemble it.
But the others? Not so much action for those. Have we tallied up the cost of that played-with-only twice 16%? Not yet. Sigh.
I'm curious, aren't you? How many of their Christmas toys are your kids still playing with? How many are in a bucket, only used a few times?