Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Clean-up

Every year after Christmas is "Spring Cleaning" for my household.  With all the new toys and clothes coming into the house, we need to get rid of some of the old to make room.  I know that it is a necessity, but it is also very sad for me.  I know it's silly, but as I go through my girls' old toys and clothes I remember them using them when they were younger.  These toys and clothes aren't just things but memories.  I know that the memories will still be there (thank goodness for digital cameras), but it is still a challenge to let the things go.  This year we will be donating all our stuff to Lupus Foundation.  All proceeds will go directly to Lupus Research  Hopefully our things will help other families create cherished memories while helping to stop to horrible disease.   

So am I the only parent out here who gets sentimental over old  "stuff"?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!


Maegan Morin said...

I donated a bunch of my sons toys (like a GIANT garbage bag fool) I completely emptied the toy box. And it was hard for me because he's only three and he still had alot of toys that he got in the hospital. I love those toys but he couldnt care less for them and I knew they had to go. I shed a tear for a few :S I saved the really special ones but im not delusional I know that one day they will have to go to and the thought sucks. Although even though I emptied the toy box it is now overflowing again... luckily christmas only comes once a year!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Are you kidding me? I am such a sap! It took me 15 years to part with stuff. I still have certain special things though. :)