Last week I finally started to go through T’s toys in her room, I actually went through them one by one. If you have a child in primary school you’d understand how tedious this is. Why do kids love small itty bitty toys? I also wanted to make sure that I didn’t throw away her favourites. I did bin a lot of heads, limbs, arms (probably from her old monster high dolls), lots of plastic crap from Happy Meal toys. It’s amazing how much rubbish our kids accumulate over the years.
Let’s just say by the time I was going through the big box in the conservatory where she keeps some of her toys, I wasn’t as keen to go through them as thoroughly as I did hours ago. By this time, I tipped the remaining rubbish (or so I thought) in the bin bag.
Later on though, my husband told me that he managed to fish out a small Woody and Jessie, and Ham (from Toy Story). Back story: my husband and T absolutely love all Toy Story movies. They used to watch it back to back together. T has all the toys from that movie in all sizes. She has a big Woody and Jessie safely sitting on one of her shelves in her room.
My initial reaction when my husband told me that he fished out some toys was “Oh you just want to keep them for sentimental reasons!” but then I realised. OMG (as my seven-year-old) would say, I just did a toy story! He replied, don’t worry. I’ve rescued them. If you’re a Toy Story fan or your kids love them too, you’ll be familiar with the dumpster scene from Toy Story 3:
Darn it. Too much watching children’s movies! I really need to watch more grown-up movies, preferably without toys talking and having adventure after another.
Do you throw out old toys too?
I still have more de-cluttering to do. I’m going through all my
crap things little by little. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually 😉