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#1 of 14 Old 09-30-2010, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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??
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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.
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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!

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Oh, I love that too!
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LOVE it when that happens. We've been able to part with many toys this way.

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Yes, yes, another thing out of here!

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this made me laugh so much! no, I like it too!
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You should feel lucky, my dh doesn't fix ANYTHING!
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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 )

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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!
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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!!!)
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I love getting to toss things out!

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Yes! I feel secretly happy every time that happens.
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