crap toys

so we have a box under the bench in our entryway that’s for items to donate. there’s an empty photo album in there, an insulated lunch box we recieved from our bank (they also gave us two mugs some chip clips, pens etc. the angelo said he’d rather have the $50 they spent on that stuff than the stuff. i agree.) and some “crap toys”. you know those toys…mcd’s happy meal toys mostly. they have no real purpose but to junk up the toy box, make annoying noises and cause our kids to fall madly in love with them. when trying to keep crap from coming into the house, these are the first to go. buh-bye.

so the bigs discovered this box and discovered the “lost toys” that until they saw them in that moment, didn’t even realize they were missing.

“oh, mommy, i wanted that dog. i don’t want to give it away.”

“no, seriously guys, this is a crap toy. if you want to keep it, you have to give up another toy.”

that was convincing enough for them and they put the crap toy back in the donate box.

an hour or so later, the moira comes up to me with a giraffe with david schwimmer’s voice coming out of it that had previously been housed in the plastic animals bin and told me “mommy, this is a crap toy, i’ll go put it in the donate box.”

small victories.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Family of Blessings on February 28, 2009 at 10:04 am

    That works except–aren’t we supposed to give “nice” things to those less fortunate? 🙂

  2. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  3. This post totally made me laugh the first time I read it (a couple days ago) and it made me laugh again today. Crap toys. I think most toys these days are like that.

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