I am doing a little Spring cleaning this morning and I am feeling very frustrated. Here is my source of frustration: toys with many small pieces and parts. My boys have Legos of every shape, size and color, Magnetix, KidKinex, Lincoln Logs, puzzles, and a bunch of games that the pieces have escaped from (thank you Hi Ho Cheery-O).
So here is my advice: don't do it! Don't buy your children anything with small pieces. They really just like the boxes anyway. And while we are on the subject, I hate Playdoh too. I know it is good for their creative little minds, but it just ends up in the carpet.
Oh, you say this won't happen in your house? Check back with me when your kids are about 6 or 7. Before that everyone has been cautious about choking hazards and that kind of thing. Now they can have all those toys and games with teeny, tiny, almost invisible, don't-dare-vacuum pieces.
Ok, I am mostly kidding. But not completely. Don't say I didn't warn you! :)