&#10&#79&#107&#97&#121, so this opinion &#109&#105&#103&#104&#116 not be the most popular. But please, don’t crucify me. I’m &#97 good &#100&#97&#100. I got &#109&#121 kids all &#116&#104&#101 toys &#109&#121 wife found &#116&#111 help the kids &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112&#109&#101&#110&#116. You know, educational &#116&#111&#121&#115. &#84&#104&#101 kind you &#104&#97&#118&#101 &#116&#111 &#100&#114&#105&#118&#101 twenty &#109&#105&#108&#101&#115 &#111&#117&#116 &#111&#102 your &#119&#97&#121 to tiny store in &#97 strip mall in &#87&#101&#115&#116 Nowhere to &#102&#105&#110&#100, &#111&#114 &#111&#114&#100&#101&#114 &#102&#114&#111&#109 some &#111&#98&#115&#99&#117&#114&#101 &#99&#97&#116&#97&#108&#111&#103 or website based in Canada.

And believe me, I’m glad my kids have &#116&#104&#105&#110&#103&#115 like mini computers that teach &#115&#112&#101&#108&#108&#105&#110&#103 and math, crystal-growing science project kits, memory games, puzzle cubes and problem-solving computer &#67&#68&#45&#82&#79&#77&#115. But I sometimes &#119&#111&#110&#100&#101&#114, when &#73 see those toys strewn all over the living room floor, abandoned and neglected while &#75&#97&#116&#105&#101 and &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108&#101 Mitch are sticking balls of Silly Putty in their ears, maybe kids should have some toys &#106&#117&#115&#116 &#102&#111&#114 &#102&#117&#110 and &#110&#111&#116&#104&#105&#110&#103 else?

After all, when &#73 was a &#107&#105&#100 &#119&#101 didn’t &#104&#97&#118&#101 &#97&#108&#108 &#116&#104&#105&#115 &#115&#116&#117&#102&#102. We had little red wagons &#97&#110&#100 toy cowboy &#112&#105&#115&#116&#111&#108&#115. &#87&#101 had Lincoln Logs, Matchbox cars, &#98&#117&#105&#108&#100&#105&#110&#103 blocks &#97&#110&#100 our &#105&#109&#97&#103&#105&#110&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115. I can &#114&#101&#109&#101&#109&#98&#101&#114 a summer &#119&#104&#101&#110 &#73 &#119&#97&#115 &#54 when &#109&#121 only new toy was a stick my dad &#104&#101&#108&#112&#101&#100 &#109&#101 &#116&#117&#114&#110 into a fishing pole. And that kept me busy seven days a week!

I’ll tell you &#116&#104&#105&#115 much. &#73 would rather see &#109&#121 kids play with a toy that they enjoy, that &#105&#110&#115&#112&#105&#114&#101&#115 them to &#114&#117&#110 around &#97&#110&#100 have &#102&#117&#110 and &#101&#120&#112&#108&#111&#114&#101 the &#119&#111&#114&#108&#100 &#116&#104&#97&#110 &#115&#111&#109&#101 &#101&#100&#117&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 toy that &#116&#104&#101&#121’&#114&#101 going to &#115&#105&#116 around &#112&#108&#97&#121&#105&#110&#103 with for a few hours &#117&#110&#116&#105&#108 they tire of it &#97&#110&#100 never &#116&#111&#117&#99&#104 it again.

Heck, I’d even rather &#115&#101&#101 &#116&#104&#101&#109 chase &#101&#97&#99&#104 other around the back yard with toy guns than sit inside &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#115&#111&#109&#101 pseudo-egghead &#112&#117&#122&#122&#108&#101 or &#103&#97&#109&#101 that’s supposed to &#109&#97&#107&#101 me feel better &#97&#98&#111&#117&#116 spending &#102&#105&#102&#116&#121 bucks!

You &#99&#97&#110&#116 open a newspaper or turn &#111&#110 &#97 &#84&#86 news program without &#115&#111&#109&#101&#98&#111&#100&#121 &#115&#97&#121&#105&#110&#103 that todays children are &#111&#98&#101&#115&#101 &#97&#110&#100 inactive. And I see it &#97&#108&#108 the time. My &#107&#105&#100&#115 &#102&#114&#105&#101&#110&#100&#115 come over to play and I cant help but &#110&#111&#116&#105&#99&#101 &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#97 lot of them are &#112&#114&#101&#116&#116&#121 chubby. And &#116&#104&#101&#121 come from good &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#105&#101&#115, &#110&#111&#116 the &#107&#105&#110&#100 &#119&#104&#101&#114&#101 the &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115 are feeding &#116&#104&#101&#109 &#84&#119&#105&#110&#107&#105&#101&#115 &#97&#110&#100 plopping them in &#102&#114&#111&#110&#116 &#111&#102 the &#84&#86 for &#104&#111&#117&#114&#115 at a &#116&#105&#109&#101. But a &#108&#111&#116 &#111&#102 these kids are coming &#111&#118&#101&#114 and &#112&#108&#97&#121&#105&#110&#103 &#119&#105&#116&#104 our &#101&#100&#117&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 computer math &#103&#97&#109&#101&#115, and just sitting on their butts!

This is &#119&#104&#97&#116 Id &#108&#105&#107&#101 to see. Id like people to let go of this idea that a &#116&#111&#121 has to be clearly &#101&#100&#117&#99&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 for it to &#98&#101 &#119&#111&#114&#116&#104&#119&#104&#105&#108&#101. Id like people &#116&#111 consider other factors, like &#105&#102 the &#116&#111&#121 will get our &#107&#105&#100&#115 &#109&#111&#118&#105&#110&#103 &#97&#114&#111&#117&#110&#100 and playing actively, or &#105&#102 &#105&#116 will turn &#116&#104&#101&#109 into &#108&#105&#116&#116&#108&#101 &#99&#111&#117&#99&#104 potatoes. Id like people to think about &#119&#104&#101&#116&#104&#101&#114 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 &#107&#105&#100&#115 will actually enjoy &#116&#104&#101 toy, or whether it will &#115&#105&#116 &#117&#110&#116&#111&#117&#99&#104&#101&#100.

&#13&#10&#76&#101&#116&#115 put &#97&#119&#97&#121 &#97&#108&#108 &#116&#104&#101&#115&#101 silly ideas about whats right for our kids and just them be kids &#97&#110&#100 &#104&#97&#118&#101 fun the old-fashioned way.

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