It's So Hard to Say Good-bye

Twice a year I participate in a children's resale event. I sign up as a consignor so I can get rid of stuff that my kids no longer wear or play with. I can also buy them a ton of "new" clothes without spending a fortune. I don't make a ton of money, but every little bit helps, right?

It's always hard for me to go through the kids' old stuff. I look at the outfits and remember that they wore that shirt for this event. Holiday and other special occasion outfits are always the hardest to part with. Going through the toys is even worse. Sometimes they're dinky little toys that one of them played with but it's no big deal to part with. For the most part, the kids help me go through their toys and are fine with "giving" them to another child. For this particular sale, I came across a certain toy that I shed tears over as I packed it up.

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This picture is courtesy of Google.
If I pulled out the real toy to take a picture
Little Dude would want to play with it.

So now you're probably thinking that if Little Dude would want to play with this toy, than I should probably keep it. That was my first thought, too. He absolutely loved this toy, but when I was researching the original price of it so I would know how to price it for the sale, I saw the age recommendation. It's 12-36 months. The boy is 4 1/2 - technically too old for the driver toy. The other thing is, I packed this and some other toys away in the basement a few months ago. In those few months, Little Dude only asked what happened to it once. I told him that I thought we gave it to another little boy because he was too big for it. Little Dude accepted that answer, moved on, and hasn't mentioned it since. This makes me realize that I am doing the right thing by entering this toy in the sale. Little Dude has so many other toys, and really, he is too old for the driver toy. But still, it's so hard to say good-bye.



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18 comments:

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Shell said...

Aw, I was SO happy to get rid of baby stuff...but I might feel differently soon, knowing I will have no other little ones.

Though, this reminded me that I'm going to miss the Bellwood sale up there this year. OMG, they are the BEST!!!

Steven Anthony said...

my mum was like that, never getting rid of our stuff, I actually still have a couple of my fav toys from childhood, everytime I look at them I get all warm a fuzzy.....good luck with the sale;)

singedwingangel said...

Aww man my kids had one of those and LOVED it.. Do you know how many times my kids went through toys and each time I would be like YOU'RE getting rid of this??? Why I love this lol

Kmama said...

I am sooooo sentimental about the baby stuff!! I think I'm done with kids until I think about selling it all or giving it all away. WAH!!!!

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Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Wow, I think that would be hard for me, too! You're doing the right thing, though! Good for you!

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Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I have the hardest time going through things my kiddos have outgrown too. There are several boxes in my garage that I haven't had the heart to give away yet.

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Kelly's Lucky You said...

I agree....it's difficult for me to go through my daughter's clothes and toys. I've been keeping the special clothes for a quilt (someday!) and special toys, but space will be limited at some point.

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