The amount of space this is clearing for giant Lego structures and lacrosse sticks is welcome, as older kids have as much crap as younger ones, it's just different crap.
Among the many things I found when cleaning up the kids' rooms, were these three marbles. If you're seeing this photo and asking, are those ordinary marbles? The answer is yes, yes they are.
But once upon a time, they were magic marbles. I forget the exact circumstances, but as soon as I saw them I remembered how these were the most prized possession in all the land. Now, I ask the kids, "anybody want these?"
And they answer, "Nah, We don't need any marbles."
And here I am again, providing one of my many mom services, to save and cherish the memories that even the kids have forgotten.
But don't get me wrong - I cherish the memories. The marbles are happily nestled in the giveaway box.