My Prom Pictures and "Trying" to Throw Out The Clutter
First, My Friend from Retired English Teacher asked me yesterday to see what my own Prom dress looked like and here it is......
OK you can all
stop laughing now.
Now onto today's post. As you all might well know I am trying to do some spring cleaning. Perhaps you are doing the same. Now there is a room...you might have one....a room you dare not enter unless absolutely necessary. A room where the dog will not trespass because he is afraid..This is a room where the sunlight debates whether or not it wants to enter.....It is The
Toys Toys EVERYWHERE! Mine happens to be in the half finished basement. It was supposed to be sort of a sanctuary for my husband but the kids quickly took care of that little fantasy. There are tons and tons of toys and when their friends come over is a giant free-for-all. Every year twice a year I try to throw out or donate old toys but birthdays and Christmas come along and whamo! the Toys have multiplied yet again.
We find J's baby alive doll and it brings back old memories of my own childhood. I wanted a baby alive doll so badly I could think of nothing else. I wanted a doll that pooped and peed and drank and ate baby food. It was the greatest doll ever, but did I get one? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! My mom heard that the dolls began to stink because of all the food that would get stuck inside of it.... case closed. No baby alive doll for me.
These kids are lucky. I don't remember having so many toys as a little girl. As I pick through what needs to be donated and what needs to go, my son comes down and starts to "rediscover" toys he hasn't played with in years. Of course my daughter joins in and questions me
"Mom you aren't really gonna throw that out are you? Grandma gave that to me!"
Ugh the guilt
She still hasn't forgiven me for donating her fisher price dollhouse. Who knew she would still want it at the age of 10! So I left the cluttered playroom with less to throw out and just some to donate. The baby alive doll stays a bit longer. And No MOM it doesn't stink!!! OK here's a question for you all...
Is there a toy that you still have or always wanted but never got? What is/was it?