Okay, so the other thread on this forum about stuffed animals reminded me that I've been meaning to ask about a similar problem.
So, stuffed animals are the bane of my existence!!!! We have a number of friends who just have to get DD a stuffed animal for Every. Single. Holiday. Easter. Halloween. Memorial Day. You think I'm kidding. Now they get one each for DD and DS. It's really dreadful. I get rid of bags and bags of the things, and they just keep on coming in.
Even worse is that our church has a big stuffed-animal giveaway extravaganza for every holiday, too. And DH insists that we Cannot say no to the church stuffed animals, since a whole lot of well-meaning volunteers go out and get the stupid animals for every holiday gathering, and they're so sweet about giving them to the kids and get so excited about it. But whoever the volunteers are, they smoke at home, so all the stuffed animals smell like smoke. I don't even feel good giving them away, but they're always brand-new and I feel guilty throwing them in the trash.
For Christmas, they gave out stuffed animals and DD (of course) chose a gigantic stuffed frog that's bigger than her and REEKS of smoke. I stuffed it out on the enclosed porch when we got home just to let it air out, but I'm stymied about what to do with it now.
Any creative suggestions????