Hard to let go

Like I said in my previous post, we are moving in a couple weeks.  Needless to say, I have been going through each room and weeding out what needs to go.  My husband thinks I have no sentimentality when it comes to things because I am always so quick to get rid of stuff.  The truth is when you live in a 1100 sq. ft. house with 2 kids you have to be tough or you will be over-run with McDonald's toys.  Anyway, what he doesn't realize is how hard it is to get rid of certain things that have so many memories for me.  Like this adorable little table.

I saw this table at Toys R Us when Sydni was two years old.  It was $40 and that might as well have been $400 back then to us, so I called my parents and cried about not being able to buy her this cute little table which I was sure would make her two year old life so much better.  My parents came down for a visit a few weeks later and low and behold they bought her the table.  She did love it and sat at it to color or play.  I even have a picture of her chugging my Thirstbuster she snuck from me with a big grin on her face.  Then when she got too big for it it went to her little brother who did the same.  When I see this little table I think of our apartment we lived in when Sydni was little and the house we are now leaving where Colby used it.  He's really been too big for it for a while now but I kept holding on.  Last night someone came and bought that little table and it sounds corny but I was sad.  Not because that table was worth so much but the memories it holds and the fact that once again I have to realize how old my kids are getting.  They need desks and phones in their rooms, not cute little tables.  So goodbye crayons and blocks - I will sure miss you but the days of sports, sleepovers and diving boards aren't all that bad.

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