Is there a easy way not to sound mean to ask family and friends not to buy my boys any toys for birthday and chirstmas? They are 2 and 3 with too many toys already. Is there a way to set up a college saving at a bank they could add money to instead of buying toys? Whats your opinion?
Personally I wouldnt ask for money-I think it's kind of crass but thats just me-but Ive found that the best way to avoid toys (my kids have tons, too) is to simply suggest other things. Im constantly telling people books because my boys love books, and I send my grandparents (who like to buy random stuff) lists of the books they dont have. It's been working great! And when I do get toys from people who dont listen, I let them play with them for a while and when they get bored (unless they love the toy) I sell it and get them something they actually need or put it in their banks.