the toy store threw up in the guest room

September 26, 2014

kid lifekid lifekid lifekid lifekid lifekid lifekid lifeGood thing is that while it looks insanely crazy, since everything has a place, it’s not too bad to clean up. It does look overwhelming though, and when mess stress strikes, this would definitely make me go bonkers. I love wooden toys and we much prefer that for our kids, but as the kids have gotten older, wooden toys don’t always cut it. We give in from time to time, especially when it comes to My Little Pony, but the grandparents give in often. We’ve learned to take a chill pill, and the grandparents even know that sometimes things get taken away. HA! And of course, there’s a whole lot of Spiderman because that’s just Brave’s thing and everyone gives her Spidey stuff.

We often do a whole lot of purging and donating to help limit our kids from becoming hoarders, but our kids are regular kids and while I don’t like all this stuff, I’ve learned to be okay with some of it. If you look closely, you’ll also see how they infuse their own creativity into their play, so even though the room looks out of hand, they’re making memories together and I’m cool with that. Plus, I’ll make sure they clean it after. I’ll definitely have to share some of our favorite toys in another post, as well as what this room looks like cleaned up.


6 comments on “the toy store threw up in the guest room”

  • Cait says:

    ‘Men, guys, and boys’…I love it! They are so creative. I love seeing imagination really unfold in my daughter. I’m having a hard time finding a balance with our kids’ toys, even though they’re only 2.5 and 7 mos now. It’s really not a lot, but I know it’s more than we need. I’m just so sentimental, and I like the variety too! I need to just switch things out more often, that seems like a popular compromise. And we LOVE wooden toys. She really doesn’t have much plastic, but there are lots of stuffed animals (speaking of which, I hate that storebought stuffed toys are always polyester. And even if you buy cotton ones, they’re stuffed with polyester. Oh well! When I make things I like to stuff them with scraps even though it’s a different feel.)

    • Rubyellen says:

      We love wooden toys too, and that’s all we had until they started getting into certain characters (around the age of 4), including them into their play is inevitable. We weren’t ever really into stuffed animals, but Glow is the one who is! And I notice from her personality, she’s a hoarder. Oh she loves to collect things and keep them all near her!

  • Merci says:

    There’s actually order to that chaos! Someone in that group likes to play in a very organized way! Is it True? 🙂

  • maite says:

    HOLA, Me encanta tu blog, me hago seguidora y te dejo la dirección del mio por si te apetece seguirme, SALUDOS

  • Andria says:

    I love all of the animals, each eating a wooden fish!!

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