Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Living in Obama Land
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It sounds like you are doing pretty well. Is your daughter bored and asking for toys? We have so many that never get pulled out and played with..... My son (28 months) is more interested in doing what I'm doing. So I let him cut veggies with a plastic knife when I cook, help clean with a rag, rake with a full size rake, dig in the garden with me, etc. I think during late toddlerhood children are so into doing what their role models do that tons of toys aren't needed. For instance, no need for play kitchen stuff when you have real kitchen things to use. I think it is possible to make do with a lot of things around the house without buying actual toys.
If you are looking for more for your daughter have you considered out of hte house activities, like parks, story time, visting stores that have train tables, free concerts, etc.?
I agree with other posters that thrift stores and garage sales are great - you just have to find the right place/time and can pick up some really good deals.