A radiant WhyMommy came by with both of her little guys today to play. And I swear I didn't invite her just so she'd take some of my stuff home with her.
We've done some trading of items in the past. She gave me a used futon for my basement (which I use to
But now I'm ahead, because all she had to do was say the word "tent" and I was all like, "Hey, do you want our play tent? You really should take it. Here, I'll walk it out to your car."
And then, when Widget pulled out the fire truck he always likes to play with at our house, I was like, "Distract my kids, I'm going to haul these upstairs while they're not looking and put them where you can't possibly forget them. After I photograph them of course."
But while they are large items, that's only two things. So I went through my map cabinet tonight while I was making tacos for dinner.
And by "map cabinet," I mean, "top shelf of one of my cabinets that I can't reach so I throw shit up there that I'll never use."
I found 16 maps, 2 atlases, and 3 guide books that I was able to get rid of.
But here was my mistake: I didn't keep WhyMommy around to distract my husband.
"You're going to throw all those maps away?" he asked, completely chagrined.
"When are we going to use them?" I asked. I should have asked if he had even been aware of the maps' existence, because he hasn't exactly been poring over them at night to find new routes to the park down the block.
And frankly, if I have three atlases of Maryland and one is from this year, one is from 2000, and one is from the '90s, how many do I really need? And have you ever heard of MapQuest anyway?
But I restrained myself from being (too much of) a jerk and quietly placed them in the recycling bin.
Total items for today: 23