Like most parents the recent recall of toys has me concerned for my children's health and well being and while you may think that this is a rant about safety and cheap labor practices, it is not. After reading the articles and finding out more details about the recalls I felt relieved that the main danger was for children who still put toys in their mouths and could potentially get lead poisoning or swallow magnets that have fallen out of toys. Since both the girls are older and no longer put things in their mouths I could relax a little. Heck I can hardly get Becca to put food in her mouth never mind a toy!
So I set about perusing the list of toys, thinking that with the amount of toys we have crammed into every conceivable nook and cranny of the house that this could be a very time consuming process. Then I got excited. I 'd been looking for any excuse to get rid of the excess of toys and here it was! I quickly made a list of toys I knew we had, fueled by the thought I was saving my children from harm. I was giddy with the anticipation of throwing out toy after toy all in the name of safety!
I finished my list and then checked it again. This couldn't be right. Only three toys! Only three measly, stinkin little toys out of all the things scattered all over the house??
Yes, it was true. I was actually disappointed that my children's toys weren't recalled. Am I crazy or can some of you parents out there actually relate? And before anyone points the finger about me being the one buying all the toys, there are many family members responsible...(you know who you are....) I appreciate your generosity but am seriously dreading the upcoming birthday/Christmas season.
Though, I guess the girls don't actually have to know which toys really have been recalled......