You see, a few days ago, Jaden and I had a stand-off over this toy called Trash Pack. Are you familiar with these guys? Well, their name gives them away as they are, quite literally... uh, trash. Their website describes the toys as "the grossest guys who live in your garbage".
|Fan concept of Trash Pack from this source.|
Before this, I've never really banned Jaden from any toy. He could play with anything he gets his hands on. I remember he went crazy with balls, then building blocks, then cars, then trains, then trucks and then most recently, LEGOs. My son has an entire room of these toys.
Then he got introduced to Trash Pack by his playmate/kid-uncle. Being 3 and impressionable, Jaden wanted one too despite not knowing what on earth they were (he rarely gets to watch Nickelodeon where Trash Pack supposedly appears). He got his wish when his generous Lolo Sito (aka "Lolo Duck") gifted him with a set of 4 Trash toys.
I didn't think anything of it at first (what harm can it do?). That is, until only several hours later, Jaden wanted another one again.