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HappyMommy2's Avatar HappyMommy2 12:42 PM 09-30-2010
Yippee! I get to throw it away!!!!

My son does not like to part with toys, so I am just thrilled when one breaks and I can get rid of one more *thing* from this house!!

Over the weekend, I tripped over the tv cord. Apparently I pulled the whole thing out of the console and it can't be fixed! Cool! One less tv in mantown. DH and I have been talking all weekend about how to get rid of it since the dumps & trash guys don't take them... and then he throws this at me: "actually, I just have to buy a vcr to connect it to, and it will be fine!" NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Am I the only one truly thrilled when a non-essential item breaks??

JamieCatheryn's Avatar JamieCatheryn 02:34 PM 09-30-2010
Oh yeah, cheap plastic toys especially. TV not so much because I know DH would replace it, unfortunately. Even when he has no time to actually watch it and only DS1 does.
clutterwarrior's Avatar clutterwarrior 09:32 PM 09-30-2010
Yes I do know what you mean...I have too many plates/bowls etc so if one is accidentally dropped, unless it is a very good one, I tend to feel pleased that I can throw it away and reduce my pile of crockery!

Toys I am the same with, I try not to show them to DH because he will always volunteer to fix the toy!
bea694's Avatar bea694 10:01 AM 10-01-2010

Oh, I love that too!
Gray's Mommy's Avatar Gray's Mommy 10:35 PM 10-01-2010
LOVE it when that happens. We've been able to part with many toys this way.
Oceanone's Avatar Oceanone 02:04 AM 10-02-2010
Yes, yes, another thing out of here!
Essie's Avatar Essie 05:10 AM 10-02-2010
this made me laugh so much! no, I like it too!
Essie's Avatar Essie 05:11 AM 10-02-2010
You should feel lucky, my dh doesn't fix ANYTHING!
lookatreestar's Avatar lookatreestar 05:56 AM 10-02-2010
i thought i was the only one who liked when things broke!! seriously, i do not get upset when my kids break trinkets or whatever from my childhood, it just reminds me that it is just a thing! no biggie, just toss it! less baggage all around.

(because i know my mom meant well when she saved every sculpture i made in second grade )
Essie's Avatar Essie 04:41 AM 10-04-2010
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Originally Posted by lookatreestar View Post
i thought i was the only one who liked when things broke!! seriously, i do not get upset when my kids break trinkets or whatever from my childhood, it just reminds me that it is just a thing! no biggie, just toss it! less baggage all around.

(because i know my mom meant well when she saved every sculpture i made in second grade )
Yeah, I used to get overly upset when things got broken (mine) but I think having DS has gotten me to realize that things are just things too!
proudmomof4's Avatar proudmomof4 01:18 PM 10-04-2010
Hilarious posts - and yes, I know the feeling...
mamadelbosque's Avatar mamadelbosque 03:41 PM 10-04-2010
Yup. I keep hoping the dryer dies here shortly so I can have an excuse to get a new one... which will hopefully *NOT* eat our clothes!!! (And yes, I know I "should" just hang them up to dry. But darn it that takes *SO* long in OH!!!)
Jenivere's Avatar Jenivere 04:41 PM 10-04-2010
I love getting to toss things out!
tresleo's Avatar tresleo 06:09 PM 10-20-2010
Yes! I feel secretly happy every time that happens.
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