Okay so somehow Owen, in his mere four months of life, has managed to accumulate enough toys to open a small preschool...and I'm pretty sure I didn't buy a single one of them! Being the first grandchild on both sides of the family has definitely played a part in the whole toy situation. Something had to be done! When I was pregnant with him, I promised myself that I wouldn't be one of those moms who is always laden down with baby-baggage and whose house looks like a daycare....easier said than done.
Solution: I went out and bought a huge plastic bin and a cute white pail (btw, I'm also opposed to baby stuff that looks too "baby"...if it's going to be all over my house, it should be something I like, right?). I decided to keep most of the toys in the plastic bin in the closet and only a few in the pail. I'll rotate them to keep things interesting :) Unfortunately, the collection of stuffed animals that Owen already has waiting for when he is big enough to enjoy them nearly takes up the entire closet bin, so, as much as I love those Grandparents and appreciate their gifts, I'm issuing an immediate halt on all Grandparent toy-purchases.