My children mix their toys. This is pretty darn normal right? I mean the Hot Wheels cars end up at tea parties with favourite stuffed dolls, the building bricks form tracks, vehicles and homes for all manner of beasties, and the Fisher Price Little People end up EVERYWHERE.
My kids don’t care that one set is meant for Imaginext guys and another is meant for Little People. Proper scale doesn’t matter to them. Farmer Eddy and his pig become guests at the Batcave, while Batman protects the Animal Friends Farm from an invisible Joker. No big deal.
However this sort of thing drives my husband bats. He expects the girls to play with Fisher Price Little People only with their Fisher Price Little People playsets, and then put them all away before they move on to another toy. When he sees them mixing toys up it makes him want to run out and buy them more, so that they can have the “proper guys” to play with each set.
Yeah, I love the man but he’s a bit… well… let’s just say can you tell he was an only child?
I’d love to be able to tell my husband he’s nuts, and our kids are oh so normal. (Okay to be clear I am willing to admit my kids can be pretty darn weird, just not over this.) So I’m just wondering, do your kids mix toy types? Do you find Fisher Price Little People hanging out with giant robots? Do your kids Hot Wheels cars fight perilous battles with giant purple monsters in the name of science? Or do they keep everything neat, ordered, and sorted by type?