2.) Board Puzzles - Why? Easily Lost and Make Random Noises! I can't tell you how many puzzles we have that are missing pieces, but I can tell you that we only have 2 or 3 that have all the pieces!! The worst are the ones that make noise.... if you're missing a piece they will randomly make noise, forcing you to crawl out of bed at 1am to put the talking dog out in the garage!
3.) Bulky Playsets- Why? Just make clutter! I used to love buying all the little playsets, Little People was my favorite! But after almost 5 years and 3 little ones, I have too many of these playsets... and nowhere to put them! They line the wall of my family room because they don't have anywhere else to live.
4.) Musical Instruments- Why? Sheer Noise Level! I'm all for teaching kids to appreciate music. I think it's crucial to kids being well rounded. However, when you're on the phone with your bank and 2 children come up behind you, one with a drum and one with a whistle... Forget it! The noise is enough to drive any sane mom straight to the crazy house! CD players with a microphone also fall into this category!
5.) Plastic bats/ Golf clubs- Why? Instant weapons! I have a stash of close to a dozen various foam swords, plastic bats and little golf clubs which have been taken away from my boys in the middle of an all out battle. The fit that ensues when these are taken away very well might be the most annoying part!
Of course this list is not complete in any way, shape, or form.... these are just 5 of the toys that in the last week have made me question why I haven't had a yard sale lately! Have a great day with you toys!!