Maybe use the sledge hammer.
Shopping can be cathartic but not with kids, with kids it can be darn right challenging and an opportunity to learn.
Sometimes making the mess is more fun than playing with it.
You don’t need to buy all the toys you can.
Baths can be fun but they can also be a reservoir of filth.
Why do we have sentient machines on TV for our kids?
The generosity of kids can’t be underestimated.