Originally Posted by Pookietooth
Also, another issue is ds's toys -- he won't let us get rid of any of them, and they have really piled up. Yuck.
How do you decide what to keep? How do you say goodbye to family heirlooms? How do you get your child to part with things? And how do you work with the space you have? You have some major parts of your brain that I just don't have in the spacial area, I'm thinking. And the letting go area.
Regarding his toys...is it something you can discuss with him, instead of just you getting "rid of them"? Can he be involved in it? Choosing which ones to give to other kids? Or maybe choosing which ones he would like to sell? For us, getting Bella to part with something is easy...we just do it.
She doesn't notice. She's only 2.5 and is not attached to certain toys too much. She even helped me to sell her toys at our garage sale. A couple of times she would come to tell me that someone was taking her toys, but I explained to her that we sold those to them and now they are taking them, and she would say "ok!".
Family heirlooms: We honestly just don't have any family heirlooms. Anything that was my grandma's went back to my parent's house for them to deal with. All photos and keeksakes from our childhood are in a few plastic totes and are in my parent's basement.
Originally Posted by veganmomma
.I think we could fit 4 kids in a 1500sf house easily....they all sleep with us...why do we need all the extra bedrooms???
Exactly! So much money in mortgage payments for extra bedrooms you don't use....this is soooo common. And it's one of the reasons we moved!