We are midway through a pretty intense clear out from the boys rooms – there are loads of toys that have simply not been used in years so we found a car bootful to take to the tip (broken / lost parts etc) and then two bootfuls to go to a charity shop.
The Salvation Army in Batley seemed very pleased to be the recipients of the gear as they stated that they only had girls toys at the moment – we certainly managed to redress the balance.
Elliot and Oliver had a moment when they saw how pleased the small boys and girls were (that we visiting the store) when the items were taken into the shop. Simon asked them to try to remember that moment as it is such moments that makes us all such nice people – ie wanting to help others wherever we can and feel good to be positively helping somebody.
Hopefully we will not be hoarding as much stuff in the future…..