There are two things that I continue to purchase and continue to complain about their existence: Legos, and baseball cards. These are the two items that I pick up from the corners of every room, every day. My ave three large bins of Legos and two boxes filled with baseball cards.
My kids love to have Legos, but are too young to assemble them alone. I, the one who hates putting together puzzles, gets stuck orchestrating the building of 200 piece boats, trucks, and rescue vehicles. Three days after they are complete, they fall apart, get thrown into a Lego catch-all bin, and are completely unrecognizable within seven days. To me this is complete waste of money. The toy you can look at but not touch.
Baseball cards are cheap, clean, and no assembly is required…whew! When you step on them with bare feet, instead of leaving gaping, open sores, like Legos, they are smooth and painless. However, they pile up in every area of my house, get thrown in a plastic, zip-lock bag, never to be looked upon again. Although they generally run only $2.00 per package, they are a complete waste of money.
I wish that I could get back every dollar spent on those items from the last 5 years. I would have a significant wad of cash in my wallet - at least until my next trip to Costco and Target.