Monday, January 17

Less isn't always good

Jeremiah's closet finally got cleaned out. 

We went trough every toy, Lego piece, puzzle, crayon, and book .... he had... I almost cried.  Several times. 

I would ask ... do you still want this?

He would quickly answer ... no, I don't play with that anymore. 

So to the donation box it would go... a little piece of my little boy leaving me, for good. 

At one point I even got mad he was giving away so much.  

I will be eleven this year!

And Kip helping out saying  ... I didn't play with toys like that when I was ten. 

For years I always wanted less toys in the house.  Less stuff to clean.  Less stuff to step on.  Less stuff. 

Right now.  Less isn't feeling so good. 


Saray Hill said...


We just did the same and i felt the same way. I actually kept some of the toys for myself :) I just couldn't get rid of some of them. I'm not looking forward for when DD is eleven.

Thanks for sharing

SWFL Doula said...

I totally see myself crying over his toys.. OMG! they grow up so fast

Ana L. Flores said...

Beautiful! He is such a big, handsome and kind boy now. You did a great job, mamá.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

I'm going through my stuff and trying to purge as much as I can but his little's so hard to let go.

Madeline said...

I'm in the less is more phase right now. Possibly because I've injured myself about ten too many times on all the toys strewn about the place. But, considering how weepy I get over my kids outgrowing clothes, I think I'm going to be in your shoes soon enough when they outgrow toys.

Catalina said...

Aww, I remember when I thinned out the toy box for the last time, (minus 13yo's legos). Anxiety took over. I can so relate. Memory boxes are great-just saying.

Anonymous said...

This is bittersweet. I feel the same way whenever I decide to purge some of my kids toys. My 6 year-old has outgrown so many of his baby toys and my 12 year-old has now reached an age where he won't admit to playing with legos. Luckily, for him, and me, he has given his little brother some toy hand-me-downs, and it allows us all to enjoy his childhood a bit longer.

Krista said...

Oh, I feel your pain. It's okay - he's still your little boy. Always will be. :)


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