Parenting struggle…

I have this constant struggle as a parent that goes a little bit like this:

“OMG, I want to get Sadie (insert any toy/game/thing here)”


“OMG, Sadie has SO MUCH CRAP!”

Seriously. She has very generous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. And generous parents, if I do say so myself. Toys and child things litter our living room, her bedroom and random spots around the house. And I find myself looking at it all and thinking she has too much.

Not Sadie’s room… thankfully

And then I go to a store or go online shopping and see things that I feel compelled to buy for her. She needs that Merida doll! She needs the legos! She needs the Anna to go with her Elsa! Etc and so on. And I know that she doesn’t need these things. What she needs is a roof over her head, food in her belly and a loving, caring family. (And thankfully we are able to provide all that to her.)

I recently did a purge of Sadie’s stuff and put away all the old things she didn’t play with, made room for more of her toys in her room and organized her toybox… and then immediately went to Toys R Us (to buy a birthday gift) and saw 15 things I wanted for her. (Rips hair out of head.)

Do any other parents go through this? Wanting to give your child everything, but then reeling at the sheer amount of crap they have?


  1. Yep!! I think it’s because I want to play with them!!

  2. We’re not there yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to get there. As it was I felt the need to buy a Hanukkah present for every single night… for a baby that was less than a week old! I can only imagine what I’ll be like as she gets older
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