A month or so ago I read this post about getting rid of all of the toys. I was very intrigued. I'm always concerned about the children, and their imaginations, and creativity, and entitlement, and spoilage, and etc etc etc. But MJL just raised his eyebrows at me and I thought I was probably being crazy.
Then a week ago, I saw another post about it, that linked to the same post I had read. I did a quick search for "No more toys" and found a blog post here, and an article here, and I'm wondering two things-
1. How long until this is a real internet fad, and how interesting is it that Pinterest and blogs now spread Mommy fads instead of the local neighborhood (or is that just me and my isolated farm life)?
2. Can I do this? I'm thinking we'd keep the legos, the big wooden blocks, a few cars, and a ball or two. I thinned down the kitchen toys once already, but I could do it again. Just a couple of pans and the felt food that I made ought to be plenty... What do you think? I love the idea of not tripping over toys, and of the little darlings being more creative, and of not tripping over toys, I like that part a lot.
What do you think, internet neighborhood?