I guess it is time…

…now that my youngest son is 17, to put away the twin-sized Lego sheets:

…and the glow-in-the-dark star sheets…

They haven’t been used in ages. I think I’ll keep the Lego sheets for future grandkids or visitors since they’re a classic toy that I am sure will still be around. But I am not sure if the glow-in-the-dark ones will retain their glowiness over time, so I might donate those.

This season of bit by bit slowly putting away childish things as boys grow into men is a good and necessary though wistful one for moms. But I indulged a secret smile while putting away laundry in my son’s closet to discover that some old friends remained, apparently affectionately arranged:

10 thoughts on “I guess it is time…

  1. Wouldn’t it be great if these could be remade into a quilt? I’ve seen quilters take old shirts and blankets and create something new. Wish I had that skill. Love that shot of your son with his friends the bear, monkey, and (maybe) dog.

  2. Aww, I totally love the stuffed animals in the closet pictures. I still have some of my stuffed animals from when I was little. There is one in particular that I just CAN”T seem to get rid of. Sentimental value is not to be ignored, I guess!

  3. That is adorable. I think even our adult children still have the little boy or little girl inside of them… just wanting to remember a place in time that was peaceful.

  4. WHAT a sweeeeet post! I just love it! Those lego sheets are just too cute! I’ve never seen them before! I still have a set of Classic Ninja Turtle sheets, and of course, the Cinderella sheets! I also have a set with pencils on them — WHY I’m keeping them? I have NO idea!

  5. Stuffed animals are first friends. They should be kept. My sister’s 67 year old husband still has his first teddy. His name is Raymond and he has had many adventures because he travels with them. sometimes he even drives the motor home, which my sister says is very scary!

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