It is no secret that I am cheap. I clip coupons. I reuse things. I sell things on Craigslist for extra cash. I do it for the thrill, by necessity, and because it is in my blood.
So when I spend almost $100 for a toy set, you better believe it’s a big old deal around here. Much hemming and hawing and online research before I could finally pull the trigger. But I did, a few weeks ago, and bought some Magna-Tiles. I waited until our local Shenanigans toy store had a sale, and bought the 100 piece set for my kids.
They have played with them every single day since I bought them, about a month ago. Not kidding. Sometimes for long chunks of the day, sometimes for little spurts. Every day. They build roads, they make train stations for their trains, they hide cars and “treasures” in little rooms of Magna-Tiles houses, they make animal shapes out of them- it just goes on and on.
I have been so happy with this purchase. I would like to add to the set at some point. I just think this is a great toy.
So, if you have a spare $100 burning a hole in your pocket and want to blow it on the kiddos, this is what I’d spend it on. Or if you have generous family members who are asking for Christmas requests– this is a good one.
I’d trade in 10 little toy purchases for one big toy with staying power. And this is that toy for us.