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.