i keep my kids' toys out of reach!
9 Mar 07
Depends on the toys actually and since you haven't mentioned what kind of toys, then I can't really say that you are unreasonable. I know that as moms we want the best for our kids and at the same time teach them the values. You may be teaching your kids the value of delayed gratification and for waiting for something that is worthwhile...but if the toy that is under consideration is just a toy suitable for 5 year olds, then I would think that it is a bit too much to let them wait so long.
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9 Mar 07
What is the point of your child having these toys, if you're going to keep them away somewhere til they turn 10 yrs old? Do they know you have these toys put away? Have they seen them? That's like torture for a kid. LOL I do have toys that I have collected, that some day I had planned to pass on to my children.. when they were old enough to appreciate them. Is this more of what you had in mind? Toys are meant to be played with. And they get broke. It's a fact of life. :(
20 Feb 07
Why do you keep the kid's toys away from them in the first place? My husband and i, bought toys which costs hundreds of dollars. For example, playmobil red indians collection and the wild west cowboys collection, thomas the tank engine collection as well as lego (thousands of pieces) and collector's world cup set. We kept the playmobil set (due to their small cutleries and weapons) and the Lego world cup set (it's a collectors item) for 3 years and they didn't even know about it. My point is, if you want to keep the toys away, just don't make them feel deprived. Another suggestion is to rotate your toys. Give them a selection of toys to play with each week. Or if you don't trust your kids to take care of their precious toys, play with them. At the same time you can explain what is acceptable play behaviour. Hope this helps. All the best and GOD Bless!
19 Feb 07
yeah, i think you are being unreasonable. Let them play with their toys, and enjoy them. In my case, i let my kids enjoy their toys, and when they were young, when they had short attention span, they usually tire out of the toys after just a few days or even hours of playing with them. So, what i did, i kept the toys for a few days, or weeks, and when they ask for it again, the toys feel like new to them.