Freeform Katia

May 23, 2008

evil mommy

Filed under: parenting — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 1:34 pm

We have a huge amount of baby-related items in our house and, for whatever reason, a lot of stuffed animals. The majority of these stuffed animals have absolutely no sentimental value and were just random gifts — like from a neighbour from our old street or a stranger in Arizona… Maybe it’s just an easy gift to give? Hey, you’re a cute kid. This is a cute stuffed animal! Cute things belong together… so this is for you! It’s not like Maja or Madeleine actually play with even half of the stuffed creatures we have in our house. So, a few weeks ago while the kids were still at school, I donned some dark clothing, put the Mission Impossible theme song on the stereo and embarked on a super-secret stealth-mom cleanout: I rounded these unloved items up, heartlessly tossed them into a garbage bag, and deposited them at the local thrift store. The deal is done.

It was oddly freeing and Maja hasn’t noticed their absence at all. Now ya’ll, don’t get your knickers in a knot: her favourites, and any stuffed creature with sentimental value (gift from family, close friends, or one that proved to be very cute) have remained. But the random Britney Spears bear? GONE.


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