Out with the old, in with the new

My Biffy, Carly, and I were talking the other night about the gigantic piles of toys the girls have accumulated in their short 3 years of life.  It’s ridiculous.  There are literally piles of toys in the playroom that Eirinn never looks at.  Not that they were bad gifts; it’s just there are so.  many.  toys.  She couldn’t possibly play with everything on a regular basis.  She was the first grandchild on either side of the family, so spoilage was bound to happen.  Not just spoilage, but competitive spoilage.  Makes for a lot of toys.

Carly and I were discussing the impending birthdays and between the two of us, came up with a brilliant plan that I will be sticking to from now on.  On birthdays and Christmas, Eirinn will be required to sort through her toys and discard those she no longer plays with.  They will be donated for other children to enjoy.  The toys are all great, but with more gifts on the way, there is no room to save those that aren’t her favourite.  So to receive more toys, she must make room.  If she doesn’t want to do that, I will tell everyone that she doesn’t need more; she’s happy with the toys she has.

In order to receive, she must give.  Probably a good idea for us all.

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4 thoughts on “Out with the old, in with the new

  1. Definition of Biffy

    bif·fy (bf) also biff (bf)
    n. pl. bif·fies also biffs Upper Midwest
    1. An outdoor toilet; an outhouse.
    2. An indoor toilet.

  2. That’s…pretty funny. Actually, my Biffy coined the term as we use it. We use it instead of “BFF”, as in Best Friend Forever. She just made it into a cutesie name.

    Not at all like a toilet.

  3. We already did. We went through her toy room on Friday and while we organized it, we gathered about half a garbage bag worth of toys to send to the Salvation Army. And I explained to her that we were sorting out the toys that she didn’t play with anymore and giving them to other kids to play with them. She totally got it and was very honest and helpful.

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