All the TOYS! OH GOSH ALL THE TOYS! Usually I keep them all locked in a room and only give them one or two to play with but some how they are still coming from everywhere! (do they really wake up in the middle of that night?!?!?! ) For a long time Ive been debating on a huge yard sale and just sell ALL the toys and letting them have one each, like the old days. ...You know when they had like ONE doll or ONE whatever boys played with back then. Kids seemed to appreciate their possesions more. Now its like if they break one they can just move onto the next. I feel guilty though because some of the toys the grandparents have bought the kids are $40, $50, $100+.. How do I explain getting rid of stuff like that (especially to a sort of snooty MIL)? How do you go about telling people ...'Hey please dont get my children toys for xmas'... Sometimes people just dont listen! When shopping for another childs birthday I usually just get a movie, clothes, sports type thing to get them outside, or maybe a project (want to paint a birdhouse? ) Is it bad I want to take my kids toys away?