I just cleaned out my daughters' bedroom that they share. So much stuff!! Not just toys but papers, jewelry, McDonald Happy Meal toys, lip gloss and enough stuffed animals for 20 kids.
I dread it when they go to birthday parties and bring home those little bags of junk that end up all over the house for a week before I can safely and secretly throw it all away.
My dd will be turning 9 soon and I am bribing her with an extra large present (American Girl doll or Nintendo DS) to NOT have a party this year. The thought of 8-10 friends bearing gifts is more than I can bear.
Also, my kids produce at least one "Masterpiece" a day (craft or picture) and have a fit if I throw it out. If I kept everything they made or brought home, I'd need a shed.
Please give me ideas on how to contain the beast.