Sunday, 27 March 2016

I'm Going To Be A Grandma!

Hold your horses!  This isn't likely to happen anytime soon.  My son is only just approaching adolescence and merely shows a perfunctory interest in members of the opposite sex.  What I speak of is a hope for the distant future.

I am an arch declutterer. Even stuff that's jolly useful gets thrown away if I don't recognise what it's for.  In particular I'm thinking back to the time when I discarded an unidentifiable object that I found in the boot of the car.  It turned out to be essential when I got a puncture as it was the tool to remove my alloy wheels.  Oops! You live and learn.

So  as it's highly unusual that I'll keep something that's not in current use, I'm sharing the fact that this Lego is going in the loft.  Sadly Louis no longer plays with it but I can't bear to discard it.  I'm keeping it for my grandchildren.  And in a sadistic way, I'm looking forward to the time when Louis, too feels the pain of treading on a Lego brick that his own littl'uns have failed to put away!

15 comments:

  1. My youngest grandson has been away in Australia since November, and won't return until July, but his Lego is still in the sitting room waiting for him.

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  2. I inherited my brothers lego, for Laura, and added to it from car boot sales so now we have a big box of it. That too we will keep for possible grand child/ren. It's so expensive.
    Carolx

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  3. My granddaughter is just a month old , but I have washed her mums duplo all ready for her!

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  4. I have two granddaughters at the mo and another one on the way. I had four children two boys two girls I often wish I had not been so ruthless in my de-cluttering when they moved out. The only thing I had not sent to charity shops was a large little tykes house which made a fab Xmas gift this year. Time moves on quickly so keep anything you have the space for grandma lol

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  5. The joys of Lego, there is always 1 rogue piece to be stood on.

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  6. I'm afraid that all the lego, meccano, wooden railway, fort, books etc went to A's old school when he left. Some of it had come via freecycle or the charity shops anyway. His old school is in quite a deprived area and the toys the little ones had to play with were really worn out. I knew that they would see lots of use and be enjoyed by lots more little ones.
    Arilx

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  7. My children got to play with my childhood toys and they have been carefully stored ready for any potential grandchildren. It brings back lovely memories for me too and I can get to indulge in a little nostalgia - something I'm not prone to generally! :)

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  8. I'm the opposite-horrible clutterer. I am no grandma either but yet waiting will be legos, duplos, waffle blocks, train set, and too much I couldn't part with. I rarely make the mistake of throwing something needed but then can't find it later anyway.

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  9. Trust me. It will save your sanity after day 3 of extended family visits of grandchildren to a home where there's limited kid entertainment.
    Each piece might as well be cast in gold.

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  10. I hate Lego, with a vengeance.

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  11. We kept loads of things,including Lego,when our children outgrew them.Now the grandchildren are out growing them!!Favourites have been Stay Alive,Taxi,Game of Life,Downfall,Build a Beetle etc and of course Lego.Barbara

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  12. I've still got the Lego - for me, not the grandchildren!
    xx

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  13. I kept the Lego but sadly no grandchildren came. However I have recently discovered the joys of using it to make little bits and pieces eg Santa , a mini caravan like ours etc for myself. The funniest thing I noticed when I brought it down from the loft were the number of teethmarks on the wee blocks-Ithink you can get a tool to prise these off now! Catriona

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  14. I sold my 1970s Lego! My elder daughter and her husband don't want children and the younger one isn't keen on the idea of them either. It's just as well that me and J don't have any desire to be grandparents whatsoever.

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  15. All my children's Lego and Duplo plus numerous other fave books are stored in our loft for grandkids! I couldnot part with them as I recall always wishing I had some of my old toys when I was older but none were kept. BTW my first grandchild is imminent

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