How often do you buy toys for your kids and for what reason?
I was surprised in one of the threads on the toy sales a few people said they only ever buy toys for birthdays and christmas.
I must admit I love shopping and I love toys so its hard for me to limit buying them. We only buy large things like bikes, lego sets and expensive things they want for birthdays and christmas.
However we do buy smaller things through the year. Sometimes we go to a shopping centre on the weekend to have lunch and the kids get to pick one toy $20 or under. Sometimes I just see something I know they would like and I save it for a rainy day. My sons friend got a toy for a good report card.
There are plenty of times we go to the shops and look but not buy. I don't want them expecting something every time.
When my older kids were toddlers I would buy them a hot wheels car each week when shopping. Now they are at school I don't buy them but I may start getting 2 year old dd something small for behaving when shopping soon.