I finally succumbed on Friday.
B&E had been fortunate to have been gifted money for their birthday, and as our home was already up to the rafters in toys from Christmas as well as their birthday I was in no hurry to see it spent.
Two weeks on I was running out of excuses so I agreed to a trip to Smyths.
Two things were realised.
The ongoing generosity of my children. The boys agreed CM should have an amount of their money as she didn’t have any.
That I have never taken my children to a toy store. It’s definitely the place to kill a couple of hours on a Friday evening. Our basket was filled with ‘must-have’s’, emptied, refilled, emptied- as preferences changes as the store was explored.
I have to be honest, once I realised this wasn’t going to be an “I want X, go in, buy X, go home” experience I enjoyed the wonder as my children absorbed wall to wall, floor to ceiling toys.