Is it just me or do you agree that kids here in the US are just swimming in overabundance of stuff? Namely TOYS. No matter how hard I try to limit the number of toys they have, their rooms end up being overstuffed with toys that they don’t even play with! I am not over-exagerating if I say that after receiving all of the Christmas presents from us (parents) and relatives, each kid has probably 20 presents. It is a tough situation because the kids LOVE seeing all of them under the tree and the people give them those things with love but at the end I think we are doing them more harm then good.
First of all, once they unpack the first three presents their little brains cannot take any more in; they just get overwhelmed! And second, my biggest concern of all, how can they ever learn to value their things if they have so many of them??
When I was little I would get about 3 presents under the Christmas tree. Most of them were clothes (2 sizes too big) and one thing usually ended up being a toy. And I treasured that toy so much!!!! I don’t remember ever getting rid of my toys because I had too many. My whole childhoood I played with the same toys and I still remember every single one of them. My favorite was a stuffed monkey called Kubik, whom I actually inherited from my brother. This monkey was so loved that my mom had to patch it many times in order for it not to fall apart!
How does one deal with this over abundance? And is it really as dangerous as I see it or is it just not that big of a deal? What do you guys think?
CZ: Nemyslite, ze deti v US maji nadbytek hracek? At se snazim jak chci, pokojicky mych deti prekypuji krabicemi s hrackami, s kterymi si skoro vubec nehraji! Opravdu neprehanim kdyz vam reknu, ze po Vanocich mela kazda z mych dcer o 20 darku navic. To zahrnuje nas, rodice, ale take pribuzne. Je to prekerni situace, protoze deti miluji videt stromecek obsety hrackami a ti, co jim hracky dali jim je dali s laskou. Ale myslim si, ze jim nakonec delame vic skody nez uzitku. Jak se nauci v zivote cenit si veci, kdyz jich maji tolik??
Kdyz jsem byla mala, tak jsem pod stromecek dostala vetsinou tri darky, z nichz 2 byly obleceni a ten jeden byla vetsinou hracka, ktere jsem si cenila, jako toho nejdrazsiho diamantu. Nikdy jsem zadne hracky nemusela vyrazovat, protoze se mi jich za me detstvi tolik nenakupilo. Vsechny si je pamatuji a na vsechny mam moc hezke vzpominky. Ma nejoblibenejsi hracka byla vycpana opice, kterou jsem vlastne zdedila po brachovi. Byla laskou tak omuchlana, ze ji mama musela sit na telicko zaplaty!!!
Co si o tom myslite vy? Je tento nadbytek opravdovy problem nebo z komara delam velblouda?If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!