The kids had friends over yesterday. I told them to clean up the basement before they left. They didn't really clean much. Or perhaps they did. Suffice it to say there was a lot that was not put away.
Then they had another playdate today. I was pretty annoyed about yesterday. I also felt bad, because I remember being told, "Go clean the basement" and there being such a huge amount of toys that I could barely make a dent in it. Maybe they feel the same way.
Anyway, I went downstairs today and just put everything that was not put away into a garbage bag. I got another bag for things to throw out, like used paper. There was so much stuff on the floor I got another garbage bag.
As I was dumping toys into garbage bags, I kept having two different feelings:
1) They play with this so much!
2) Do we really need 30 trucks?
Anyway, I don't know what will be missed. I am not sure where to keep 2 giant garbage bags of stuff. I feel like if they miss any of the stuff, they can do something to redeem it. And if they don't miss it, then we didn't really need it, did we?