Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Toy Story Complex

I have a problem. I have a really tough time getting rid of Grace's toys. It's not like she needs all of them, she has way more than she could ever play with. But it just seems, I don't know, sad and wrong to get rid of them. I was going through them last week getting ready for a consignment sale and I just couldn't bear to part with most of them.

I couldn't figure out exactly why it was so hard to part with them until today. I had an ah-ha moment while Grace and I were watching Toy Story. I figured out that I have a Toy Story complex! The movie came out in 1995 (doesn't that make you feel old!) when I was only 12. It was one of my favorite movies and I still love the characters. I saw Toy Story 3 and actually cried twice during the movie.

I *know* that toys don't really come to life when we leave the room.....

But looking at the discarded monkey lovey or tiger that she loved so much makes me sad. I can't get rid of them just yet.

Most places won't even take stuffed animals as donations anymore and they rarely sell at consignment sales. But somehow Grace has about a million of them. Will I ever be able to get rid of them? Probably not considering my parents brought me a large bag of them that I refused to get rid of as a kid recently. Grace has added them to her collection.

Thanks Pixar for giving me a Toy Story complex!

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