My Kids Have Too Much Stuff
We’re drowning in toys. Can we do with less?
Published on washingtonpost.com, October 16, 2014
Nice work, Sharon. Moving up to the big leagues!
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:00:12 +0000 To: email@example.com
My dad was almost embarrassed to admit that he slept with his new shoes as a child. We need more appreciation. Period.
Congratulations, Sharon. I hear you.
Do we get an autographed copy?
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:00:12 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I completely agree with you Sharon about too many toys and stuff. I wrote to McDonalds sometime back as to why they have to give a toy with every happy meal, long term its not good for anybody. Too much plastic in the ocean already isn’t it?
This spoke to my very soul! Truly, deeply, madly. Sometimes I want to move my kids to the mountains of, well, anywhere, so we don’t have to bring home more stickers and party favors and plastic CRAP!
Great article, I have gone on verbal rants on the same subject that are almost verbatim. However, I have never come up with a solution. My wife and I have cut back on all of the gift giving – one present from both of us on a birthday, one present on Christmas. As you mention in your article, most of the problem is coming from the outside – dentist office, grandparents, baysitters, etc. Do you have any thoughts on how we actually curb this trend?
Rob, look for an article by me in the Washington Post in a couple weeks on this very topic. Thanks!
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