Sometimes, when the children are out, I throw out things that I think they don't need anymore.
I am very selective about which artwork I keep (after display).
I use television to babysit my children (yes I am in the house when I do this).
I take my children to McDonalds.
I once sent a big bucket of small blocks to the childminders, as I was sick of picking them up at my house.
I feel similarly about playdough.
I confess I am normal.
However last night I camped in the garden with my three. We had a feast, read a long story, listened to music, larked about, took photos, and had a great time. Balance is restored.