Thursday, February 14, 2008

One man's junk is another man's treasure.

On a weekly basis, I've been trying to go through the toys, books, kitchen stuff, clothes and anything else in the house to clear out what we aren't using and donate it to the California Grey Bears. Some of the hardest things to get rid of are stuffed animals! I'll pick one up that hasn't been used in a while and remember who gave it to one of the kids, and I just can't do it! If I can't remember who it was who gave it to us, it usually gets tossed, but for some reason, I picture these little critters and the faces of those who so lovingly gave them to us. Actually, one of the ones that has been so difficult to part with is the dumb, blue, ugly dog that my brother won at the Boardwalk for Ezra when he was a baby. I keep thinking that it will be funny to give my brother when he and his wife have kids. The 2nd hardest thing to get rid of is this silly little happy meal toy that makes fart noises. It's hilarious! For this one, I'm just waiting for the batteries to run out, then I'll toss it. I'm going to go fill up a bag with some stuff now.

4 comments:

Lis said...

I can't get rid of stuffed animals either. I have bins in the garage full of them and they make up nearly half the toys in the playroom. When I think of going through them I wonder who buys second hand stuffed toys? Other toys stand a good chance of being found again but stuffed animals? I'd rather give them to someone I know so at least they'll get a good life.

Ryan Lipert said...

Sara! Great to see your a fellow blogger. JoJo is lucky, but Diggy is was lucky. He gets paid to dance! If only I had his dance moves!

faithsalutes said...

I am the opposite...I ditch stuffed animals like it is going out of style...but then again I do not have children.

I buy second hand stuffed toys for my dog to destroy. Seriously.

Jules said...

Oh, I know exactly how you feel! We are always in the same boat. I guess you could be really thrifty and salvage the stuffing and material, but who could be so cruel? (well me, but I was never really close to a stuffed animal the way my sister was)