Introducing Toy of the Week. “T.O.W”
A never-ending struggle for me is that I find myself being over run and overcome by toys in the car, all over the house and everywhere you can imagine. This is a challenge for me because I am one of those moms who just cannot adjust to things being out of place. That includes the toys and everything RJ. I can only imagine what is running through some of my fellow bloggers minds that have kids. I know kids move toys and everything they see and you can never expect to find anything in its rightful place. Our job seems to never end as we are always moving and cleaning up toys to get them in bins. There are some who say that let kids be kids and they have to play and leave their toys stuff around and just deal with it and leave them there for the next day. Well, I am struggling because I am obsessive about cleanliness when it comes to objects being in order and that has taken a toll on my reality with having a toddler at my age.
There are times when RJ is really good at placing his toys and belongings he uses back in it’s bins, on shelves and then there are times when he is so into playing with almost every toy he has that he leaves them where they are and we are either falling all over them or somehow something happens accidentally and they get damaged. I am looking at new ways to try and keep toys in order or keep my sanity with them everywhere. One idea I am trying is to have RJ select a “Toy of the Week”. This toy will go with him to the car on his way to and from school, carry everywhere in the house but he has to place it back in its bin or designated location at the end of the day. He still plays with other toys whenever he chooses but only the T.O.W. would move to any room in our home. This may or may not work but it’s worth a try. So far this week it has worked well and so far I have not stepped over or on any toys on our bedroom floor or in the hallways.
The T.M.S.T. is one of RJ’s favorite toys and is from Disney Planes Fire and Rescue: Spray to the Rescue Ryker. He loves to play with Ryker at bath time, at the pool and on land. It floats on water and rolls across land very easily. You can put out make believe “fires” using Ryker’s special hose! Just rotate, aim, and shoot! Water will squirt out when you press the red button. RJ selected Ryker as his T.O.W. because it can literally go everywhere.
Let’s see how this goes for next week. I am just a mom trying to figure out this new space at my age of keeping up with a toddler. If it works then we will go with it, if not then we will try something else.
Until Next Time.