See all of that stuff? Well, chances are some it was probably mine.
Right now I'm sorting through a bunch of stuff. Not my stuff but the kids' stuff. Twice a year I participate in a Moms of Multiples sale where we (as members) are able to sell our gently used clothes, toys and anything else related to children. It's a great thing, but a ton of work. Sorting through everything, entering descriptions and prices, labeling with tags/pins and taping parts together is a lot of work! But this sale is two-fold.
See, I get to purge our house of all of our kids' stuff, but others are able to benefit from low prices on (mostly) quality things! The money that moms of multiples, as well as others (the sale opens to the public after multiples members are able to shop) save is incredible! Strollers, cribs, swings, high chairs-all things that sell for WELL below cost are available! It is really a great sale.
Inevitably the kids come downstairs and notice what I'm doing.
"Mommy? Are you going to sale that? (yes, it is "sale that" until I correct them)"
"Yes, I'm selling that."
"Oh, but I was still playing with it!"
"Really? You didn't even know it was down here, honey."
"Well, I guess. You can sale it. Then maybe a 2 or 3 or 4 year old could play with it just like I did."
At least they get it a bit. And they certainly WON'T miss some of their stuff.
So here I sit, with my (ahem) bottom asleep, entering my items, hoping that they sell on Saturday. So buy, people! Buy! Buy! Buy!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!