Well it's not that our children can't have nice things. It's just that at this point in their lives many of the "nice things" just sit and collect dust. Our son has pretty much every toy, book, etc. that he could ask for - far more than is necessary and far more than I had when I was his age. But that is a separate point for a separate post. In spite of him having lots of toys, which he does play with in his one minute intervals, he prefers the packaging that the toys came in. He loves a cardboard box. He loves an empty water bottle. He loves the tape that holds the box together. He loves shopping bags. And sooner or later he goes back to the toy which came in that packaging. That does not mean he will play with the toy or the car as the manufacturer intended, but he will enjoy himself either way.