Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The First Victim

Deep down, deep, deep down, Garry loves to move. He sees it as an opportunity to start throwing away all the "stuff" he has always wanted to throw away. Before he came home from training this weekend, the big outside garbage can was about 1/2 full. By the time he left on Sunday night, it was overflowing.

Some of the first victims? My boosters for toddlers. We had two -- one from when Emma was little and another from Macey. Emma's was creme; Molly's was blue. I am providing these details just to provide some proof that they did, in fact, at one time exist.

They were languishing in the wasteland (otherwise known as the garage) and I asked Garry to go find one of the two for Molly while we are at the hotel.

He came back upstairs empty-handed. "I think we threw them away." Oh no, WE didn't. "I think that we decided that we did not use them much, and we threw them away."

Wow, I was never part of the "we" in this conversation because if I had been asked, I would have said that we did use them. A lot. At least three times a day.

I saw some of the other things that went into the trash, and I just had to shake my head. There's really nothing I can do about it but charge it to his credit card when I have to buy a new one.

7 comments:

Garry said...

Those seats might be burried in the garage. I couldn't find them so I assume that I tossed them, but you might want to double check :)
Molly eats better unconstrained anyway.

Tina said...

I'm the thrower-awayer in our family . . . . In fact, I need to go put something in the trash right now before Lincoln gets his eyes on it;)

Tina said...

Mission accomplished . . . . that was fast wasn't it!!!

MissouriMormonMama said...

I agree with Tina, I'm the tosser here. That would drive me crazy though! At least you'll have an excuse to shop!

LeeAnn said...

To keep or not to keep, THAT is the question! If you throw it you'll need it. If you keep it you'll never use it and 5 years later you'll wonder why you still have it and then the "to keep to throw" adventure starts all over again!

The GruCru said...

love throwing stuff away-especially other people's stuff

Meg said...

Maybe Garry could rub off on Jeremy when he moves here! I wish Jeremy would toss a few things here and there! I too think moving is a perfect time to de-junk, but he always says "we don't have time right now we will do it when we move in" then the excuse when we are unpacking is "let's just get it all put in the rooms and we can throw stuff away later". It drives me nuts! I hate STUFF...