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Birthday party loot bags are evil.

December 20, 2009

Happy Meals are evil.

Kinder Surprise eggs are evil.

Chuck E. Cheese is evil.

Ruckers is evil.

Christmas crackers are evil.

Piñatas are evil.

Why?  What do all of these have in common?

TINY CRAPPY TOYS!!!

My house is overrun with little plastic toys and wrapped candies and cheap jewelry and flimsy hair scrunchies and more plastic toys.  No more.  Enough is enough.  The house has achieved complete saturation of tiny, useless items.  We can’t absorb any more.

I am going to break with the local tradition and stop producing loot bags for birthday parties.  No more beaded bracelets and bubble containers from Dollarama.  We might do a craft which produces a quality, usable item like a shirt but I’m not sending any children home with a bag full of random stuff just because I’m supposed to.  Since when do I do what I’m supposed to do?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2009 1:32 pm

    The toys from Ruckers and Chuck E Cheese become far more entertaining, useful and fun once you are over 20…

    But maybe it’s just because I like video games and winning stuff..

  2. Michele permalink*
    December 20, 2009 2:56 pm

    The games are fun but the toys are crap.

    I’m trying to encourage saving for bigger toys but we also have entirely too many stuffed animals.

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