I wrote in November that Tyler did not want to let go of any of his toys, always finding new ways to play with them. He even had a heart for the broken ones!
A couple of days ago, as we near Christmas and another toy explosion, Tyler turned to me and said, “Mommy, I want to throw out my baby toys. I don’t want to play with my baby toys any more.” It was a minor Christmas miracle! I said, “Okay, lets look around and see which toys you want to throw away”, and he picked out about five of them, one of which was pretty large! He even agreed to throw away limbless Spider-Man action figures!
I don’t know where he got that term,”baby toys”. At school? Most of me is thrilled that we will have a little more order in our living space, but a small part of me is saddened that Tyler has recognized the distinction and is ready to move on. Ready to move on before Mama is anyway!