Today I have a question for some of you who I know are grandmothers. I find that when we become a grandparent it seems our home gets a wee bit smaller than it was. Why? Well its because we tend to gather toys, books, trikes, walkers, baby seats and so much more for our grandchildren.
I know with hubby and I, we live in a small 6 room home for now, and when our grandchildren were babies we even had play pens and cribs set up. Where on earth we put them now I can't imagine, oh and high chairs and swings also.
Today I still have books, trikes, all kinds of toys that we have put in totes so they are easier to store when the kidlets are not here. Where do they all come from? I bet you are like us. Each time we are out, or see something online that is different, we end up buying it for the kidlets and bringing it home. We don't take them to the grandchildren's home, we bring it to our own. Now as if we have the room for more things. :) I have enough things in this house to start a day nursery for kids of all ages.
My question to you is, do you find you do the same thing? See something and bring it to your home? It makes no difference how many toys or books or bikes or balls etc. are around, we still bring more. We even bring the noisy toys like police cars with working sirens and fire trucks. The only thing I don't have much of here is clothes for the kidlets.
I keep saying we are going to go through things and throw out the things that are broken, or that are too young for the kidlets now, throw out the torn coloring books, story books and go through all the crayons and pencil crayons. Throw out the broken ones and keep them in a baggie or something so they are not spread everywhere. One of these days I will get to doing just that.
We have a couple places here in our town that we can bring unwanted toys and books and clothes and even trikes and cribs or anything we don't want any longer. So its all put in the store once they sort though things and then some other parent or grandparent can come in and buy it. Its just to find the time to getting around to doing it before we gather up too much more.
So before you decide to bring home another toy for the grandchildren, take a look around and see if you have the room for it and if not, then get busy and clean some things out. Out with the old and in with the new as the saying goes.
Oh the joys of grandparent-hood.
I tell you I wouldn't change it for the world.
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