Either a ridiculous "kidz jam" cd or annoying talking animals that seem to be set off to talk at random times...just to name a few of the last few toy flops.
This weekend, however, I was pleasantly surprised by their current toys.
For Ezra: A lego car you put together and complete with stickers.
Blocks + cars + stickers = A very happy Ezra
For Ella: A american girls book with paper dolls and stickers.
Books + dolls + stickers = A very happy Ella
Please notice the difference in my two children in the below picture: Ella is sitting quietly in the chair putting her dolls to bed and waking them up...while Ezra is standing on the chair and crashing his car off the table repeatedly while making loud crashing noises =)
Of course, my favorite is Chick-fil-a, where you can trade in your toy for a child sized ice cream cone.
Who wouldn't choose ice cream over a toy that is going to end up in the trash in a day or two?!