We got this house because I was fostering two additional little girls. They went back to their mother and we were left with two extra bedrooms.
Those rooms quickly became "toy rooms" and now my daughter has half a house full of toys.
We will be down-sizing and thus getting rid of all the additional clutter toys she has acquired.
Those of you who followed my pregnancy posts know there are too many toys here.
Well, we're moving and some of it has to go. Do I explain it? Slowly get rid of things without her knowledge? Explain that we will be moving to a smaller house?
We all have to get rid of things, I'm not being a horrible mom and denying her toys- she will still have PLENTY. Just the bigger stuff we won't have room for. (and the choking hazard toys while I'm at it)
I wouldn't tell her about the toys. She is pretty young and at that age it's pretty much out of sight, out of mind. You would know her favorite things, so of course those will go with you. Just set those aside. I would suggest that she hang out with someone else away from the garage sale so she can't see other people walking off with her toys. Put a lot of them in boxes so they are in a place and when you get to the new place, her discovering what is in the boxes will likely be more interesting than wondering where the pink thingy-ma-bobit with the whirly-gig is. Most kids hate to get rid of their stuff, even if they don't play with it. If it just turns up missing, they don't really dwell on it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:17 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
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Answer by AngZacc at 2:40 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
I would just tart telling her we are moving into a smaller house and she has to get rid of a lot of toys. She has t many anyways. Basically be honest
Answer by louise2 at 2:05 PM on Jun. 19, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:19 PM on Jun. 19, 2013