I struggled with whether I should start from scratch and buy Rew all new toys. That seemed unnecessarily expensive, plus the toys in the attic were actually made in America and Europe. Should I bring all the toys down? That seemed like it would be overwhelming, as well as increase the likelihood of spoiling Rew. So I sat down with my older kids and we came up with a plan: Whenever a gift-giving occasion occurred, they would “shop” in the attic for a present for their younger brother.
What I like most about this cake, is that everyone was involved in creating it, including my husband who marked the runway for me. Later that evening I told my oldest son, that I didn’t remember buying that plane set for him and he said that I bought it for him at a thrift shop in Virginia. So we reused a reused toy to decorate the cake!
Have you ever regifted or given a used item for a gift? I have to admit that I was a little uncomfortable with the idea at first. However, when I was looking on the web for some items for Rew’s Easter basket, I saw his favorite stuffed animal, which is a hand-me-down from his big sister for sale for $89.00 on amazon.com. Apparently, at some point items stop being old hand-me-downs and start becoming valuable vintage items!