I have been telling my kids that they should be appreciative of the things they have, especially toys. I love letting my girls play with toys and use their imaginations to play. And they are very good at getting toys out and getting them all over the house. They are not, however, good at picking them up. It’s a sea of toys in my living room, playroom and even sometimes in the kitchen. It is also a struggle to get them to clean up. As they pick up toys, they feel the desire to play with it again. Well, earlier this week, they didn’t pick up their toys and during quite time I picked them up for them. Then I proceeded to put the toys that were all over the floor, including their favorite toys, in my closet without saying anything about it. Later that afternoon Nathan put all those confiscated toys in the attic.
That was Monday. It’s now Thursday and that haven’t asked about the missing toys. Including their favorite ones. I didn’t take away all their toys, therefore, they have been playing with the ones I had left. But this showed me they had too many toys to begin with. I don’t mind the playing with toys as much now because even if they make a mess, there aren’t as many toys to pick up. It’s more manageable for them to pick up and for me to handle the mess. Sigh of relief.
» Tell me… How do you manage all your children’s toys and prevent them from getting everywhere? Do you feel like your children have too many toys too?