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Man I love toys...er...Costco
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
I was at my favorite store today (Costco) and they're blitzing already on their holiday stuff. It's really a bummer we're not going to have a little one by the time the holidays roll around because there are some totally cool toys out there!!!

Okay, okay, I know. The toys are for the kids, but man the breadth of stuff is just so cool. First you got all the awesome stuff from our childhood years, for example lincoln logs (man I loved those!), and then you have all these new high tech things. I'm not talking about the video games, which both Stef and I dislike and will minimize as much as possible.

We have four college degrees and several professional designations between us and we both feel that playtime and toys should be fun first and foremost, you're only a kid once (or in my case forever), and second challenging for the mind or the body (or hopefully both).

As most of you know I teach college courses as a part time gig. And in my personal observation (from school to politics to the media to...) people are getting more and more stupid with the advent of the technology we're creating, not more intelligent.

As a result, if parents can help their children to just make normal efforts toward learning and growing as human beings (I'm not saying push them to be "A+" students, just normal stuff), the kids will surely be outstanding successes in life.

I mean, look at the competition.

posted by Steveg @ 12:10 PM  
  • At 3:00 PM, Blogger Debbie said…

    My husband and I feel the same way about what our children will grow up with. Limit the TV give them a book or some toys and let their imagination grow.

    I actually heard an AM talk show host answer a simple multiplication table wrong this morning. What are we teaching our kids. Thanks to the calculator!

  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…


  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger mother said…

    When I read your blog I was just going to say Amen! And then I saw someone had already said it.
    I couldn't agree more I just knew you felt that way! Amen!

  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger Suz said…

    I agree to. So put me in the Amen section.

    Have you had any other good-ish news on that Bat-Phone?

  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…

    Hey guys- Long time no speak. Just wanted to say HELLO!

  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Rhonda said…

    Yes, I can't seem to get B out of the Toys R Us lego aisle...

    As far as technology, I agree. What we're teaching is HOW to operate the systems/machines to do the work for us...not the underlying learnings about the work.

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