We eyed a few toys at Toy R Us for a few years. First, it was the Sunshine playhouse. At its cheapest, it was less than $200, then the Step 2 Swing and slide playground. Without fail, the gals will ask to swing on the display set when we are at Toy R us. Finally those impressive kitchen playsets with swing door fridge, microwave etc. All these toys are very bulky, so if we buy them, there will not be much space left in our little 5 room flat.
Also, they may get bored with these toys and it will be troublesome for me to sell it off after that. I think renting these expensive toys is a better way cos it will help them appreciate the toys more. Since they know it is only on loan, they can't spoil it and they have to return it. So they will tend to play more with it and not take it for granted.
Since RA is starting P1 next Jan and I doubt she will have as much playtime since there will be homework so I decided to rent these big toys for them now. Got them from toyrentalworld cos rates were reasonable. Free delivery as long as your order is minimum $40. Only catch is that you must start rent on a weekday and min of 7 days rent.
Let the gals choose the toys and the first time they chose was Sweetheart Playhouse. I am not surprised cos it is pink and looks so girly. Haha. When it finally arrived today, the gals were so excited. RA even wanted to sleep inside the playhouse but in the end she decided it was too warm inside and her bed is more comfortable. RL was sulking a bit cos she wanted the waterplay table and swing set too. Yes, one at a time since I only rented the playhouse for 1 week. Lol.