Toy shopping obsessed

It is official.  My shopping obsession has transferred itself to shopping for baby toys.  It has always been hard for me to pass up a good sale.  Especially the Nordstrom’s annual 1/2 yearly sale, happening now!  I was going to give myself kudos for not going near Nordstroms but I can’t.  I can’t give myself kudos for not shopping because I’ve realized I am now addicted to buying baby toys for Maggie.  This is problematic on many levels.

First of all, I just cleared out my house of everything I don’t need ( yes because I watched hoarders).  For the first time, probably in my life, my house is clean and uncluttered.  It feels amazing!

Secondly, I have a rule of toys for Maggie.  All toys must fit under one of three categories.  The three categories being, environmentally friendly, developmental or multi functional.  I made up this rule because there are so many toys to choose from and most toys are made of plastic, so it is really important to me that we refrain from too much plastic.  Especially plastic toys that have no use except for making loud noises and taking up space.  In all honesty, I’ve been obsessing about wooden toys, with every plastic toys I see, I research the wooden alternative.

Lastly, I don’t want Maggie to be too spoiled.  Obviously, she is going to be a little bit spoiled but I’d like to minimize any future tantrums by laying a good foundation right now.

So tomorrow is my birthday, but it is also my sister’s birthday.  YAY us!  We’re not twins, just born two years apart on the same day.  My birthday always make me nostalgic for my childhood and for being near my sister.  I’m guessing nostalgia for my childhood took over while I was at Target.  I began to browse the very very tiny ecofriendly toy section to see if there was anything Maggie would like.  There was a fun bug bead necklace, but I could wait to purchase that one for another time.  Then I saw it…the chatterbox phone.  I had one growing up, everyone did.  Fisherprice  pretty much ruled the market on toys in the 70s & 80s.  I walked over to the phone, got teary, saw it was on sale and decided to buy it.  The phone doesn’t fit under any of my predetermined categories.  I guess I’m going to have to add a 4th category…toys that make me nostalgic for my childhood.

Damn you Chatterbox phone!  And Fisherprice for bringing back more of these toys as well!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to stop myself from buying that plastic record player.



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