As this year has gone by, the toys have been played with less and less. Everything pulled out and scattered as they searched for something they did want to play with. And then no interest in obeying and cleaning up after themselves. The few times it did get picked up involved many tears. Spring break was last week for us and the girls did not play with the toys at all, resulting in me finally going ahead and getting rid of toys.
I have trouble getting rid of toys because I remember who gave them to us and to which child and I cringe at the money wasted. But whether it is lying in our house being ignored and walked upon, or in a donation bag, it's the same is it not? I wish I could declare to all, "NO TOYS PLEASE!" but I have trouble holding normal conversations with the neighbor, how am I supposed to say, hey, my kids don't actually play with any of these things, so while they're lovely, they're not worth the purchase.
Our seeds are started. The lemon balm did not grow but one, which is sad. I was looking forward to it for sun tea this summer.