Batteries are the bane of my existence. As a mom of 10 kids (and 1 adult son), there are two things that really irk me about battery-operated toys:
- They’re expensive to keep replacing and a nuisance to remember to replace them, and…
- They take away crucial elements of imaginative play.
I don’t know about how things work in your household, but in ours, battery-operated toys are played with when the children first get them. Afterwards, we keep forgetting to replace the batteries once they’ve worn out (or simply can’t afford 100 new batteries every 3 months), and once-expensive toys end up getting broken or thrown away.
It’s a waste of money. Continue reading “Hate Buying Batteries? Try These 25 Gift Ideas Instead!”