Guaranteed. These things will happen every time you visit a toy store

Why do they happen every time!

  • You’ll vow not to let your toddler out of the pushchair, and then you do and instantly regret it as they shoot off like a cannon ball.
  • They’ll have a dirty nappy within 5 minutes of you arriving – is it the excitement??
  • They’ll be instantly attracted to the most expensive thing in the store and will scream like you’re torturing them when you say no.
  • You’ll wonder why you picked up a trolley; it automatically makes you feel that you need something big to fill it.
  • You’ll count how many months it is until Christmas and decide that it makes sense if you start the present shopping early.
  • You’ll reminisce about the toys that you had as a child.
  • You’ll drag them to the educational section and worry why they have no interest.
  • You’ll be conned into buying batteries even though you’ve got tonnes at home.
  • You’ll buy something that’s on special offer regardless of whether it’s suitable for your child – you’re making a saving so why not!
  • Whatever age your child is you’ll wish they were slightly older so they can make use of the toys for the next stage.
  • You’ll ask a member of staff where something is then get embarrassed when they point out that it’s right behind you.
  • You’ll decide that next time you need something the children are staying at home!
Written by Jennie-  Irish mummy blogger and staff writer at
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Jennie Dennehy

Jennie Dennehy is Mama to two gorgeous boys and is a Writer and Blogger. Her life is full of laughs and Lego and she’s always longing for a hot, frothy coffee.

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