When I was growing up, our house was always pretty neat because I hardly had any toys. For example, I had no lego blocks for my parents to accidentally step on. My parents would only get me a present once a year. And that something was usually an action figure, not something expensive like a Gameboy. Going over to a friend’s house to play Nintendo was a treat.
Being frugal is in my blood. Until this day, I still wear track pants and shirts with obvious holes. Even when my tennis and softball buddies make fun of me for looking so raggedy, I relish their ridicule before I crush them. Being reminded about my upbringing makes me better appreciate what I have today.
With many parents looking to save money during this difficult period, I want to share some fun frugal toys my wife came up with for toddlers and kids with imagination. Take it away Sydney!