At Christmas, I wrote about purging toys when my son is given new ones.
Well the next holiday recently rolled around. The Easter Bunny delivered mostly practical items. He needed a pillow, boots and shoes, and spring toys relevant to his age. He also only got 1 chocolate egg. I’ve been getting a lot of flack about that. He’s 1.5 people. If I’m lucky, he brushes his teeth once a day. No way does he need more than that.
What he did need though was a toy purge! Everything behind the ball and pillow was old news. My living room looked like this:
So I went through all of his toys. Anything he hasn’t touched in a month, gone! Anything that’s broken, gone! Anything that was meant for a brand new baby, gone!
He does not need all of these toys.
I actually did this sorting process in front of him and it wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be! He helped me put toys in the bucket. If I put something in that he decided he liked, I let him keep it. He only did that to 2 toys. I’d call that a success!
As much as I am thankful for the people who gave us these toys, we need the space for new ones! I packed all of these into a box and posted an ad on my local buy and sell. Within the hour a Mom picked them up for her baby boy. They are being reused and that’s what matters. I didn’t just toss them to sit in a landfill.
For now, my living room looks like this:
A much more manageable bit of chaos. At least it will look like this for another 2 hours until he comes home and wreaks havoc on my progress.