Originally Posted by llamalluv
It's unreasonable to buy that many toys, even if you are super wealthy, IMO. A few years before my parents split up, when I was about 5, my mom got angry at my father and ran out and maxed all the department store cards at Christmas. She spent over $1,000 on my 3yo sister and I. We opened presents on Christmas morning for about 45 minutes, and then wanted to go take a nap. We were less than halfway through the pile.
I guess I'm unreasonable then. It's nice that you added your own experience, but it has nothing to do with anyone else's experience. Sure I could spend $600 on a heap of Barbies, baby dolls, Polly Pockets, Care Bears, whatever. Maybe that' unreasonable, yes (although I definitely don't have the authority to call it that). BUT, I could also spend $600 on a complete, wooden, hand-made play kitchen. How is that crazy , if you have the money? I spent a good deal on my DD's b-day but don't consider it unreasonable because it was spent on a complete bedroom (furniture, textiles, decor, etc.) It's wrong to broadly judge and generalize, especially under different circumstances.
Anyway, I digress, I agree with what Ruthla
said a ways back. The point is that, for them, it was excessive and a wee bit crazy. What is also sad is the fact that they're more worried about a disappointing Christmas for their daughter than they are being in debt and unable to pay bills. Misplaced priorities and focus.