Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Toy Donations and Guilt

This afternoon I bribed my children to clean their bedrooms.  Ya, I know, not the best parenting but so worth it.  Bedroom cleaning was complete with black bags filled with toys that my children no longer play with.  I am ecstatic that my children did not put up much of a fight to donate their older toys.  However, I am the one with toy guilt.  I admit that I have seen all the Toy Story movies and I cannot help but wonder if these toys are like Woody and Buzz (reserve my padded room now, I know).  For the most part my children take great care of their toys but there are also the ones that get broken and thrown away.  I try to donate as much as possible.  If my kids no longer want it maybe another child will. Tomorrow we will load up the mini van and take the toys to Goodwill. If anything my children are learning to donate what they will no longer use and to recycle what can still be used.  As for me I will hear in my sleep tonight, "Next week's yard sale fodder for sure."


  1. I can so relate..I always feel so bad.
    I am your newest follower from the hop!

  2. You did a good thing! And you are right, you are teaching them about donating! Hope you have a great night!

  3. I see nothing wrong with teaching them to donate or to bribe them :). Your just teaching them that good things come to those that donate, right?
    I'm now following you on GFC and I found you through the W.W. blog hop

  4. I know, I know, I KNOW!!! Poor toys!! I throw SO many out and I know it's ridiculous, but I do sometimes think of Buzz...