It is SO funny that you would mention the marble toy. My sister's youngest got the marble toy for Christmas from Santa. She was lamenting to me yesterday about it. The whole time I was thinking, Marbles? Really? They must be better disciplined than my children. My oldest is nine and not ready for one. However, my oldest is a boy with Sensory Processing Disorder and couldn't handle one in the way I envision him handling it. Now, if he didn't exist, and my oldest was my 7 year old daughter, maybe, just maybe we could get away with it. That's assuming of couse there weren't five younger than her. The crazy thing about a toy like that, in our home, it would have to be monitored 100% of the time and hidden completely from children when not in use. I'm a little OCD like that. So usually, I have to talk myself out of the toy to begin with-- which is sad.
I just re-read my comment and it sounds preachy. I didn't mean it to. My kids, or rather, my boys mostly, throw toys. They would play with it nicely until one of the little things came apart. And instead of fixing it, they'd start pulling it apart and chucking pieces all over.In my sister's family, her little ones leave the marbles all over and she's afraid the baby will choke on them. So my thoughts in that case were, at least they don't throw the pieces all over to get lost.
It usually is a toy that is only played with correctly when there is 100% supervision. And I do try to hide it, but they've gotten really good at getting things down when I'm not looking. And the choking problem has become a concern since we have a baby and a 2 yr old that loves to feed him anything and everything. Thanks for leaving a comment!
I must confess I like it when other people have this toy so Eli can play with it, but I'm glad we don't actually own it.
So glad I'm not the only one who wants to give toys away. Unfortunately I'm not willing to suffer the consequences. Good luck. It is a great game and I totally want one.
Never lie. Glenn Beck recommends we get ALL the lies out of our life...even little white ones to our kids.
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