I have been re-thinking the toys I want for Capri. I bought this set of toys a few months ago because they were cheap. Well so far they kind of suck and are not good at all. I would rather spend a little more money and her have fewer toys that will last longer and be more natural than have crappy toys that will break soon and contain so much plastic.
I have also been thinking about how I want her to deal with material possessions. I want to raise a child who is aware of the needs of others and that she is very fortunate to be in a home that can provide wants and not just needs.
I have been toying with the idea of selling a large majority of her toys (the plastic ones mainly) and buying her more natural toys: like these
I actually have a wooden horse like the one above from my childhood that I plan on giving Capri. I love Melissa and Doug toys because of their high quality and many of their toys are not plastic. They are kind of pricey but for the quality they are worth it. We currently do not own any of these toys but I would love to.
I want Capri to respect her toys. I have heard of other girls that cut and drew on and destroyed their dolls and Barbie’s, but I was never that child. All of my Barbie’s still have their hair and their clothes and are in great condition. My dolls were well taken care of because they were my babies and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to them. So I want Capri to have toys that are worth respecting and something she can keep for a long time.
What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment and let me know. I would love to hear what great toys are out there that are worth the money. What do you think of me selling her plastic toys?