Guilt-Free Toy Shopping Tips

I have always been a power shopper:

Everything from grocery to bread to clothes to accessories, I have always stayed firm on my philosophy of power shopping. Friends and family used to envy the way I used to effectively shop at malls and departmental stores. My homework was always done. Gay window shopping was never my thing!

Until I had my twins!

Everything I thought about power shopping including my prim and proper routine went with the wind and I found myself in a pathetic position when I could not even draw a list of the things that I would want in the kitchen the following week!

Toy shopping is a herculean thing:

At least I found it to be quite challenging. I have grown up in a house with literally no children. I was the only child of my parents and I don’t even remember remotely playing with toys. I used to love my books and mom and dad proudly even announce to everyone who cares to listen to them what kind of brilliant child I was!

The most popular toys for 4 year old girls, in my opinion, is a doll. Now I know the negative controversy surrounding the Barbie dolls et al. but let me tell you that I have no problem whatsoever in giving them a Barbie to play with if they are red to play with and stay quiet for sometime till I manage to finish the cooking and the laundry.

Dollhouses are a good option too!

Dollhouses were never on my wish list because we have space restraints and if you have a garden or a backyard, you can check to see if it works for you. Dollhouses are extremely informative in nature and they also are known to be entertaining. What toys have you been buying and have your children had their first dolls yet?