22 October 2008

The dangers of internet shopping for an unschooler

I love Waldorf toys. I really really want a large round mandala-type puzzle, and some more Ostheimer-type figures. This has a *little* to do with what I can forsee my children wanting to add to their play in the next four years, and quite a bit to do with them just being Beautiful Things and me liking having Beautiful Things around us.

I don't know if this makes me by nature un-green, or materialistic, or foolish. Um, or a combination. But I have just spent a happy hour between HERE (Mamakopp's etsy site) and HERE (spectrum wooden toys) looking at things that I will not buy because I don't currently have money for food. But I might just manage to spend my birthday money on them.

Think I'm crazy? Probably spot on there, friends. But I think they're a worthwhile investment. ;) And when those little hands pick up those things I fell in love with, how could a mother not smile?

6 comments:

  1. He he, I've spent the day trying to work out how I could "find/earn/justify" spending some more money on toys for T from the new myriad catalogue!!

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  2. Hey there's worst ways to spend our money - right!

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  3. Another Waldort toy fan here :0 You should see my list ready for the 1st of next month, when I get to place a myriad order for a few christmas bits, craft things and maybe a few books too lol!

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  4. lol Gina I can believe it. We get paid on tuesday, and I have to decide which list is more important. ;)

    If I'm wasting my money at least I'm wasting it on things we genuinely all get to *enjoy*, not (as once upon a time) on takeaway food, transport costs, clothes etc.

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  5. Thanks for posting this. I am so happy you love my toys so much. If $ is an issue, do you make anything that you could barter? :)

    Times are so tough right now that most of my etsy $ has been spent on food too.

    It will all change soon.... I hope *gulp*

    Wooden toys are wonderful and tend to stay in the family and are played with for generations.

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  6. Hello! We did decide last night that given the value for money your sets represent we will definately have an order when we get paid. :) The choosing may well prove tough though. ;)

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Penny for your thoughts? :)