Every few weeks Mommy decides that I need to go toy shopping! This idea terrifies Daddy since he is the only one that gets a paycheck (Mommy works at home for free taking care of me – I’ll talk more about how to hire your own free stay at home Mommy some other time). Thankfully my Mommy isn’t so silly that she goes and spends money when we go toy shopping. No, she doesn’t steal stuff – my Mommy is more creative than that. Instead, she sets up a toy store in our living room or in my bedroom. Then I walk around and decide what toys I’m going to “buy.” After I have made my selection, I pay for the new toys by putting some of my old toys in the closet. I don’t lose these toys forever though because they are then part of the next store. This works well because sometimes I realize that Mommy and I choose the wrong toy to use as payment for my new ones. I love how I don’t get too bored with my playroom since the stuff in there is always changing. Well, at least some of the stuff is – I have never ever put away my Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set or my Alphabet Floor Puzzle or for that matter most of my Fisher-price Lil’ Zoomers but these are my favorites and giving them up might cause some permanent damage. Our little toy store works great for us and for several of my friends that have tried it (Mommy likes to tell other Mommies about how smart she is) and I figure if I work with Mommy and Daddy now to save money then maybe just maybe they will let me spend some of that savings when I really want something like my first car.
Our stuff is expensive so Mom and Dad will have a hard time saving money. One way you can help them save money is to sign them up to be an Amazon Mom. Amazon.com runs specials on baby stuff all the time, especially on Mondays. By being an Amazon Mom, they will save 30% on baby stuff and will get free two day shipping! Then, you can spend the next 16 to 18 years trying to convince them to buy your first car or pay for college.