It’s toy-buying season. Yes, already. I realized at some point that I could save myself a lot of annoyance if I bought any toys I wanted well before Thanksgiving, or at least by December 1st, which is why the stores are now putting tinsel on the shelves next to the Halloween candy. (Sorry! I promise I never buy Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, or really, at all. It’s not like they’re going to run out of lights and tinsel, but they’re totally going to run out of those radio-controlled flying Millennium Falcons.)
Anyway, since I recently did a detailed crawl of a Target toy section, I thought I would helpfully ID the toys you do not want. Cross those off your kid’s wish list and get something else — seriously, these toys will lead to heartbreak and ruin.