I dropped by the local Toys R Us yesterday to pick up a few things to donate, trying to walk that fine line between dirt cheap (like I could buy at the dollar store) and outright hazardous waste from China. I was really shocked to see just how expensive toys are these days. The average price for the good toys was about $45. Wow!
I’m sorry to report that the Toys for Tots donation bin was pretty low — although someone did donate three bikes, which is wonderful. Kids should get to be kids on Christmas, and that includes the wonder of finding gifts under the tree. If you can afford it, please pick up a toy or two this week and drop it off at your local collection center. (And don’t forget your local food banks!)