The boys have gone head over heels for Disney pin trading! When we took the boys to Disney for the first time last spring we dappled in the pin thing just a little. We bought Finn a lanyard and about three pins. We took his lanyard back with us this year to add to the collection, and also bought a small one for little man. Everywhere we went the boys wanted to shop for pins! Finn added a dozen or so to his lanyard, and Caden got a hefty start with seven or eight.
The thing is, we don’t really trade. We buy the pins we want and therefore don’t want to trade. If we were smart we’d buy the cheaper grab bag pins (or as one mom pointed out to me, buy them in bulk on ebay) and trade up with Disney cast members to get the really cool ones. There’s certain green lanyards that cast members wear that are specifically for trading with children, so next time we’ll try to take better advantage of the trading aspect. In the mean time, the boys are quite happy and proud of their collections.