Written by Kara Veley
I am at a turning point in my Parent Talk Sale experience. For previous sales, I was excited at the thought of what I would buy. Cute rain boots! An adorable Halloween costume! A picnic table for kids! Clothes to supplement my toddler’s wardrobe!
I’m still excited about the amazing bargains. (Wouldn’t it be great to get some new kids’ books? The old ones are getting- well- old!) But what I am more excited about this time around is that, for the first time, I feel ready to get rid of the outgrown or generally unused stuff that is taking over my house. The pink and blue plastic push bike? My youngest, with her long legs, doesn’t use it anymore, but I know some other child would love it. Same with the baby carriage that was built for babies to push around- my girls have to bend down to use it now- it seems crazy to me that they’ve already outgrown it. But I know there’s a toddler out there who will love it and push a baby doll (or, if that child happens to be like mine, baby animals) down the street over and over again. And I won’t have to trip on it every time I reach for the rake! And then, of course, there are the clothes. Piles and piles of clothes, some loved and worn, some never used because the size didn’t match the season or because my daughter went through an anti- button stage when she was that size. Clothes are piling up in my attic, starting to get disorganized. (Really, who has time to constantly sort outgrown clothes?) What’s a mom to do with all this STUFF?
For more information about the Parent Talk Sale this Saturday October 19th, please visit us here.
What are you looking forward to at the sale this weekend?