Today the husband and I cleaned out the playroom in anticipation of Christmas. It was a full day affair that ended with us (me) dumping 6 trash bags full of McDonald's toys into a dumpster at a local apartment complex. Husband was terrified, as he was sure it was illegal to put garbage in dumpsters that don't belong to us. But seriously, I could've thrown it all out onto the side of the freeway and sped away. I think throwing trash in a trash receptacle us totally on the up and up.
Anyways, I digress. The cleaning required many important decisions on keeping, selling, or trashing (in an illegal dumpster) toys. At one point we came across a bunch of KidSongs CDs that were pretty scuffed up and missing cases. I felt a little guilty about trashing them; who knows when I would need to listen to "Pop Goes the Weasel" on a whim? But then husband brought up a good point.
Husband: "But our kids don't even listen to this music. Our kids listen to Ke$ha."
Me: "Yeah, I guess you're right."
Husband: "Does that make us bad parents?"
Me: "I'm pretty sure it does, actually."
In the end we (husband) sped away from a dumpster that doesn't belong to us (thank you, local apartment complex that shall remain unnamed because Husband is still pretty sure we committed a felony) and left the KidSongs CDs behind. So not only are we felons, we might also be bad parents. Bad people/citizens/parents with a pretty clean playroom/office, however...