Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Whatta waste

I'm off today. The kids have a half day (parent-teacher conferences) and nobody to pick them up at 11:50 (ugh! One hour! I only have one hour left!!!)

So, I've been cleaning up/out their room.

I've been doing it little by little for a while. We're having a flea market ("Flea Boutique" thank you very much!) at work so I've basically supplied ALL toys.

And now I'm going through the room with a garbage bag. I'm on my second. And let me emphasize that I do not throw out things easily. I'm a semi-hoarder. So, you can imagine what they have in there!

(Hey, do you think I could donate a puzzle missing one piece? To the flea market? It's only one piece....)

But can I just tell you what a huge, massive, colossal waste those hot wheels cars and tracks are? They, quite literally, were played with one time. That's it. Then the tracks are put away & nobody can be bothered to put the tracks back together again. They sit. They get pushed back. They are forgotten.

And today? They're garbage.

4 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Oh, I know. I purge every year, and it seems like we've accummulated bags and bags of junk every year, even though I swear that I'll be more careful. The consumerism kills me - I don't want to be one of *them*, but I'm afraid I'm no better.

Heidi

Julie Pippert said...

Ah yes, it's time for the big "before birthday and Christmas" toy purge. God help me.

or maybe you?

;)

Julie
Using My Words

Tracy said...

I remember those days... there were so many miscellaneous action figures and cars/trucks/etc.... and you're right -- played with once!

And thank you for your offer to help... I'm actually feeling ok these days... I think that knowing there is an end in sight has helped me mentally :-)

Anonymous said...

Waldo Said.....

DO NOT throw those hot wheels away! I just sold some on e-bay for $5.99 each that I bought at a garage sale, for 25 cents each.
They don't have to be old either.