Well, to dump your toys on other people, you first have to find a friend who will agree to take the toys. Preferably find a friend with younger children. Then invite them over for a playdate and carefully watch to see what toys their kids like to play with that your kids don't.
Then send the toys home with them:
Then hope your friends won't stop coming to see you because you keep forcing them to take toys home with them. Many apologies to my good (and accommodating) friend H.
Two toys down, four to go. I looked around the basement for the most irritating toy we had. Oooh, here's one:
These are actually great to have. For a while. Then they take up a whole lot of space and get scattered all over, and you will grow to hate them. Plus, these particular blocks are really old and have certainly done their duty.
To recycling with them!
I just needed three more items. These three items:
The bean bag was a no-brainer. It's outside is split and no one ever uses it to sit on anymore. I just move it around the basement in an effort to find an inoffensive place to put it. Hey! I know an inoffensive place to put it: the trash can.
The Discovery Toys game is a great game. But my kids haven't played with it for months, if not years. That's going in my donation box.
And the carpet squares? About a year ago someone had dropped dozens of carpet squares at my preschool. The preschool then offered them to parents before they tossed them.
Why would you possibly want seven carpet squares, you might ask?
Good damn question. But at some point, I did want them. We played with them twice.
Get thee to the trash, ye carpet squares!
Total item count for today: 6