I've just packed away a few loved toys to save for when I have grand babies. Amazing what four kids and ten years of mothering experience does. We have our favorites. The toys that all four have loved and used. The toys that were perfect for the imagination, versatile and used by all of them. Audrey is turning 3 in a month, and starting to out grow some of the baby toys that I've kept for 10 years now.
I look forward to the day when I take them out again. How fun it will be to be able to play with my babies, babies :)
The high chair is still at our table though, and every time Audrey climbs in and out of it I laugh at the futility of it. But it is HER chair. It was all of THEIR chairs. I think I will hold onto it for as long as I can. An absence of a high chair in a home is a sign of an entirely new stage in life. I'm happy for the new stage and all that it brings, but sad that I must wait at least 10 years to see it again. I've finally got this mothering babies thing down, and it is over. I suppose that is how it works. Now to figure out the pre teen and teenager stages! Once I have that down they will be out of the house. Wow. Out of the house. That too will commence before another 10 years is up. Wow. How short the time is that I have with them.
I better take that to heart and love them as much as I can while I have them :)