I can remember when I was little how our presents would be scattered around the living room for at least a week after Christmas. Everyday I would go and pick a new toy to play with. It was so exciting to scrummage through all the new toys that I had received from Santa. Its no different at our house with Ella.
Keith and I have now made plans to go through Ella's old toys (after she goes to bed, of course) and start thinning out the mess. She doesn't play with half of them anymore and some are still from when she was a baby. I usually cringe when I buy a child a toy now because I know that every other house with children has basically turned into a toy store, like ours. But that's what they love. Toys. So I am convincing myself that as parents, we will just have to put up with the mess like our parents did. But it doesn't mean I cant make the mess a little smaller than it was. :o)
Hmmm.....I wonder if my Mom and Dad ever thinned out my toy collection after I went to bed......?
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