Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Off Topic but Embarrassing

With the holidays approaching I decided it was time to have a toy clean out. I explained to the kids (only Haiden really understood) that we were going to give away some of our toys to kids who don't have toys. Haiden decided he wanted to keep his toys and didn't think he needed to give any toys away. After much coaxing and encouragement, Haiden agreed that giving to those less fortunate is a very thoughtful thing to do. So I brought all the toys downstairs into the playroom to organize and decide what to keep and what to give away then....I wanted to crawl under a rock and cry!

Not only did I feel overwhelmed by the mess but I felt embarrassed. Do my kids really need this much stuff? Having three kids means having three different age ranges of toys but that is still no excuse for all of their stuff. So I went to work and 2 hours later we had 7 trash bags full of toys to give away.

Disclaimer to Parents and Grandparents: I am so sorry if you see toys that you have bought!

And the end result! You can see the floor again!

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