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.



  1. Can you send me the Mission Impossible theme? I need to do that around our house!

    Comment by lighthousegal — May 23, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

  2. […] … hat proved to be very cute) have remained. But the random Britney Spears bear? GONE…. Source: evil mommy […]

    Pingback by Britney Spears | evil mommy — May 25, 2008 @ 10:27 am

  3. bring the Mission Impossible theme with you in July – we can tackle the attic!!!

    Comment by Mom — May 25, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

  4. I used to hold happy meal toy massacres twice a year. The kids never noticed. If you don’t it’s going to be like the attack of the tribbles one day when you open a closet door.

    Comment by Toby — May 27, 2008 @ 9:27 am

  5. My sister tries to bribe the kids into giving up the toys they no longer play with. It never goes well.
    I like your technique better. =)

    BTW – I tagged you on my blog. Feel free to play along – or not.

    Comment by knittedgems — May 27, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  6. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Clemently!

    Comment by Clemently — June 21, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

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