A Toy Story
Skids would have anyone believe they are jilted at our house.
"There's nothing to doooo"
"No toys to play wiiiithhhh"
"Why does DD have nicer things/toyyys"
Poooor widdle skids.
DH decided yesterday to pack up the skids' room. They will be able to take everything to Maggot's house or throw/give it away, but none of it will stay here. Their room has sat empty for over 4 months now, and DH feels that since they express zero interest in visitation, it's time to reclaim wasted space in the house.
I helped, because moving nearly every year of my childhood has made me an efficient, organized, and speedy packer.
Toys found in the room (mostly scattered and hidden):
11 RC cars
2 RC helicopters
A full size toolbox of real adult-sized craftsman tools
2 other toolboxes
1 Complete full-sized Thomas the Train set with all pieces
enough stuffed animals to fill a large storage container
18 collector LEGO sets
3 68-count crayon sets, construction paper, scissors, erasers, pencils, and an 80 piece glitter gel pen set
6 full size sketchbooks
A bowling ball and pin set, unused soccer ball, kickball, jack-set, and numerous other fun balls
A collectors item erector set
4 robotic toys that move via voice command
belts, photos, and t-shirts from karate lessons, karate camp, and other fun summer camps
Boy scout shirts, manuals, awards, badges, compasses, flashlights, backpacks, and other camping gear
numerous books on interesting things like dinosaurs, planets, cars... books on everything
5 jigsaw puzzles
numerous other puzzle type toys
8 Nerf guns ranging in size from as big as my forearm to as big as me
nearly 20 unused gift cards, cash, and uncashed checks (that we never saw) from relatives
small toys (like hot wheels and other trinket sized toys) in enough quantity to fill a moving box
Paint sets, marker sets, and other art supllies
Two full sized fossil collections (from our many adventures) and a full sized rock collection
A beyblade arena and set
A huge castle playset
wooden novelty cars and planes
a laptop and kindle
This does not include their two bikes, full sized archery set, and BB gun, nor does it include the basketballs, soccer balls, other balls, and many many outside toys they have destroyed over the years.
Poor, bored, deprived skids.
It must have been difficult over the years to look into DD's room and actually be able to see her toys (because organization), despite that she has no more than they.
It feels good to get that justification that we have done a LOT for skids and that they truly are just ungrateful and spoiled.