By the dark of night....
Well I did the first level sorting of the kid's toys last night. This has to be done under the cover of darness and put in a double thick black trash bag so no evidense shows!
Mc Donalds toys, broken stuff, odd pieces that have shown up from long gone toys..it's never pretty. This is all in preperation of our day after tradition of packing up old toys to make room for the new.
Those who have been around for a while will remember that we do our best to limit toys to 6 sweater box sized bins. So this means new toys in, means old toys have to go out, or into long term family storage.
My little ones are not so little any more so it has come time to pack some toys away for good. Most got donated but I did pack up all the brio wooden track, it's cars, little wooden people and villages. These are worth it to me to keep and store for the years till I become a grandmother ( next 10 years or so I would think)..
In the end I want my children to be able to sort, but I don't want it to be torture for them... so I pave...errrrr clear the way for them, to make it something they can see value in...so far so good.