(Closed) Too many toys!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

@suez:  just thank them for their generosity and donate the things he doesn’t need. 

Post # 4
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some people I used to babysit for had a “one-in, one-out” policy. For every new toy their kids got, they had to give a toy away. It’s never too early to start!

Post # 5
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Neetch:  I was going to suggest this.

Also, how about opening an account for your kid that is a travel/college savings account and share the account number with those closest to you so they can transfer money to it directly. 

Even if they dont actually transfer the money and end up writing a check, maybe the effort of giving them the # will make them realize that you are serious about no new toys and will encourage them.

Another request is that they spend time with him for a gift. Take him to the zoo or ice cream or aquarium.

Post # 7
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ThreeMeers:  +1 to the time idea. It would give him a nice memory of something fun they did together AND give you some time to yourself, plus no new toys. Sounds perfect.

Post # 8
7519 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Every Christmas and birthday I hide away some of the toys that my girls get – because people always give them WAY too much.  And then i donate them to Toys for Tots or a similar organizaion.  My girls never miss it and I’m sure it makes some needy kid’s day.

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