November 5, 2008

WFMW: A sibling...the best toy ever!

Over at Rocks in my Dryer, this week's WFMW series is all about the best toys. In my embarrassingly overindulgent middle class house, we have seen our fair share of toys come through...if only they would make their exit in the droves that they seem to come in! When we just had one child, the toys that we *stockpiled* (Little People...AHEM!) were admittedly more for me than for Sara. Now our basement overfloweth...there is no space for variety, and the Little People have lost their splendor...with Sara too.

Now that we have our second beautiful baby, we are really feeling the space crunch...more kids, more toys, right? But here's the truth--the girls really prefer to interact (read poke, sit on, hug, carry, wrestle, etc. all with the grace & gentleness of a 3 & 1 year old) with each other than with most toys that are so widely available...hmm, littering...our home. I have come to realize the more kids you have, the less toys you actually need.

What's the toy that my kids enjoy the most? It's each other!


Lisa said...

You are totally correct! Our kids play with very few toys. They spend more time just goofing off or creating something together. That's the way I like it to be, too!

Elizabeth said...

I love how you put it, and it's true! We have a 10-year, 6-year, and 7-month old and all the entertainment they need is each other.

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

That's a pretty awesome truth :)

JessieLeigh said...

I completely agree! What a great post. :) And, since mine are less than 11 months apart, what toys we DO have work for both!

Kate said...

See, that's why we're adding siblings... of course, Little People would be cheaper... but MUCH less fun :) Plus, I anticipate agreeing with JessieLeigh - hopefully some will work for both, at least eventually.

I love the new look of your blog! Too cute!

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