Oh, boy, I don't know what to say... The joy on my child's face is priceless, but I can't help but wonder... What if, by buying him so many things, I'm doing him a disservice in the attempt of making myself feel good? I often feel guilty for not having enough time (or enough patience) to play more with my son. And it feels so tempting to make him happy (and myself less guilty) by buying him a new toy. The fact that he only plays with it for a little while just sticks at the back of my mind - isn't the child telling me that this isn't what he wants/needs?