While sitting around chatting with a friend today, I looked around my tragically cluttered basement.
"This has to be my next project," I thought to myself.
No time like the present, right? I decided that because all of our board games live in the basement, but don't get used down there, I should move them to our upstairs playroom. Of course, that involves freeing up some space in the playroom.
So I decided to get rid of this train set:
This was a tough decision. It is only a year old. Quinn, when he remembers about it, thinks it's really cool. But I don't think the battery powered parts even work anymore, and pieces are broken, making it difficult to get it to work, even by pushing it around the track.
And he doesn't really remember about it very often.
I'm also getting rid of a Blues Clues Memory game and a couple of pieces we don't use from a game.
Here is the other thing I snuck out of the house:
I hate these. My kids loved them and played with them for a long time, but they seem to have finally forgotten about them. Occasionally someone will fling all the pieces all over the basement and then I will have to re-stack them. They's gotta go.
I have a charity coming to pick these (and more) items up on December 29. If my kids ask about these before then, I'll return them. I'm not heartless, after all. But if they don't, some other kid will be very happy.
Total items: I'll go with the conservative number of 4.