What would you do if your husband wanted to get rid of kids toys?

Kids are kids how hard is it to move toys smh

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It’s easy to call him lazy. And easy to tell her to do it herself. But in all reality this is a personal problem at home that she needs to communicate and both ends need to compromise. The toys can be kept , you can cooperate and make it easier for him to mow “out in this heat” like you said by making your kids responsible. If your kids are too young then you need to assure that prior to him mowing you get any toys out of the way. As for the play set outside that’s something he should be able to move before mowing if it’s too heavy for you. He can’t just throw toys away just because he doesn’t want to deal with it. Kids need toys. But he also needs your help and he doesn’t know how to communicate that properly and you’re just trying to find an excuse not to make those kids responsible or you simply want to prove your point about him being lazy. Communicate better. Teach your kids responsibilities and help keep the toys out of the way when he mows. Make a deal with him if there happens to be any toys that get left out in the ground while mowing he has the right to throw it away.

If it were up to me …youuu wud be cutting the grass from now on.

Clean up the toys or mow the yard yourself. I’m the yard person in my house because my hubby is the same way (not many kids toys other than pool and trampoline but I have gardens, tables, fire pit, corn hole, horseshoes etc etc lol) mowing around stuff and having to move stuff doesn’t bother me, but it does him so I do it. Also, we don’t know exactly what kind of “toy mess” you’re talking about here. Is it a few outside play things or a million things thrown about the yard?

If he had “toys” id start throwing a fit about them and saying they can go in the trash cause they are a nuisance

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At least they are outside playing instead of in the house playing on electronics.

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Kids should put there toys up after they play no matter what day it is. If they have a place to put um…as far as mowing around a swing set…tell him to use a weed whacker around tuff spots…much easier and looks just as good…make a family day out of doing the yard wrk…so many easy ways to handle this situation without a hassle…I understand both sides, but if u come together as a family, it can be resolved where everyone is happy :blush:

Do they play with it? If yes, then tell him to man up and do his job as a father and a man. If they don’t play with it then donate it

Just cut the grass yourself, no problem

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Remind him he would be taking away from both your kids and wouldn’t be fair to them. Also help out, depending on age of kids have them help pick toys up that can be picked up. (We have a little chest for outside to put some outside toys in). As far as swings well your mowing around it for the kids- it’s your house gotta take care of it

Toys are expensive to throw away & then to buy more. I suggest that either the day b4 or day of mowing… You & the kids can clean up the toys & put them all together so they are out of his way. Itll help alot especially the lil ones learning to clean up after themselves :grin:

Help by moving things then make a parking spot for toys and get kids to start parking them there.

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You move things, he mows the grass. Problem solved :roll_eyes:

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I’m 69 and have always cut my grass…always manages to get around toys. Not a big deal.

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He’s being very inconsiderate and lazy. So what he has to cut around the freaking toys omg how hard😑. To get rid of toys You spent good money on and things they actively play with is wasteful. Want kids to spend all day everyday outside but want the throw their toys away over you not wanting to put forth a little extra effort. Like I can’t wrap my head around anyone thinking this way much less anyone agreeing with him.

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Id go move it myself

Don’t cut the grass he can do it. If you want to do it get rid of him and have the kids help you. They can pick up the toys so he can cut the grass without moving anything

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My husband bitches about my grandson’s toys inside. Ridiculous! Kids need toys! Tell him to suck it up buttercup!!!

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When kids finish playing /eating should pick up after themselves parents should teach them, it’s a life skill I will not get rid of my kids things, just carzy.

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Why can’t the children pick up the toys and put them in a certain place…dad mows the lawn…play again with the toys. To help dad…play with one toy at a time if possible. How much does dad play with his kids on that grass??

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He should make an effort. I think he is just being lazy. I would remind him of his fatherly responsibilities and obligations. Do not offer to do it yourself, he will take advantage of that. His a grown man. He needs to get on with it. I’m sure you do chores you dont want to do. Make him do his part.

I just threw all my sons old toys he don’t play with lol

If he so bothered by it then he should pay someone to do the grass/ yard maintenance, problem solved. Are the kids supposed to have nothing to play with cause it’s an inconvenience, ridiculous. Get rid of HIS stuff that inconveniences YOU and he’ll rethink his decision pretty quick. :joy:

Then do it yourself if you can do it without the moaning. All power to you .

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Uhhhhh NO! Ill let my man do that when i can go clean out his garage! Luckily my man wouldn’t suggest that … maybe if my kids were older BUT i have a 2 month old and 4&5 year olds so not happening lol we did upgrade our playground and got rid of other items so that helped bug my man just scoots it over or goes around it then uses the weed whacker! Id tell him to suck it up! If its that big of a deal, id do it myself BUT then my man has to deal with 3 kids lol

Just have the kids move the toys, and tell him to stop being a drama queen :rofl:

Spray weed killer around toys

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Mowing can be a daunting, miserable task, especially in any kind of heat because more heat comes off the mower. The addition of having to deal with stopping typ pick shit up in front of it (which requires releasing the mower so you have to pull start it again) is enough to frustrate anyone. Been. There. From his perspective it’s extra unnecessary work, making a hard job even harder.
It’s a little unfair to call him lazy when he’s the one mowing the lawn, lazy would be doing nothing. I highly doubt he had any real intention of doing that, i’m gonna call the bluff. He’s implying they should already be picked up.
Before I mow I walk the yard WITH the kids, they are their toys and therefore primarily their responsibility to pick up. No age is too young to learn to pick up their own mess (in fact the younger you start, the more habitual it becomes, they expect to have to). After we’re done walking the yard and they’re confident all the toys are up, I mow without prejudice. One toy got shredded, fortunately a cheap one, but it encouraged them to be extra diligent the next time. Read between the lines, he’s asking for help. We expect all the consideration, gotta give some too.

Build a wooden box the kids can fit their toys in lean it up against the trailer and have them clean their toys up after each use. Keeps your lawn nicer and husband quiet as for the swing set he can suck it up they need to play and it’s more convenient to keep the swings then have them go to the park all the time

Throw out the husband and keep the toys and now the yard yourself! :woman_shrugging:t3:

Either you move the toys for him or you cut the grass. No big deal.

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Make it a shared responsibility- he cuts around it maybe you use the weedwacker after

Cut around the swing set so he won’t have to do it. Have your kids pick up their toys before mows. Maybe it will help.

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Cut the grass ur self show him you dont need him :muscle:

Exactly it’s hot out and it’s making extra work for him! Why don’t u go out before he mows with ur kids and have them pick up all the loose toys that are everywhere and help the man out!! Esp if ur a stay at home mom take the time to help ur mans life easier

Do it with no problem and not make one fuss, I mean why are you aggravated if you just said all that? :face_with_monocle:

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If ur husband is being like that, then on his day off put all the kids toys in the cupboard and see how long he lasts… the garden toys play a game with the kids to clean it up. Maybe put it on concrete. Wat did ur husband expect wen u brought swings. That he could magically lift it up?? He’s an adult.

Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. What would you do if your husband wanted to get rid of kids toys?

Okay, if you want the toys you go out and pick them up.

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Let him mow and u can help by weed wacking around the toys :woman_shrugging:

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I mean when you chose to have kids you chose the mess and all the endless amounts of toys that come with it? It’s important for them to have stuff to play with so I’d just tell him to crack on and deal with it

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Teach your kids to pick up their toys and maybe he won’t mind the swing set. It isn’t an un reasonable request.

Tell him to STFU, does he want to deal with bored kids 24/7? :thinking:

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Tell him you are gonna throw away all his clothes because you’re tired of dealing with his dirty laundry :woman_shrugging::woman_shrugging:

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Help him out… you want the toys for the kids so move them around when he’s cutting the grass. Teamwork! Everyone wins!

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Throw his toys out to? Can’t have it both ways :upside_down_face: kids need to be kids, simple. If he doesn’t want this then he shouldn’t of decided to become a dad. Sorry, harsh but if my partner did that I’d be telling him to get rid of his PlayStation and fishing gear

why not buy a shed to store all your toys in. it would also teach your children to pick up after themselves when they are finished playing with their toys. i really can’t blame your husband if he is trying to work hard at keeping your place nice looking.

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U move the toys and let him mow. Problem solved

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Maybe you could make one area for the toys, so they are on a barked area or something?

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Kids should pick them up and move them to a set area when done to be easier one everyone.

Help him, mowing / weed eating is not hard… personally I don’t like the way my boyfriend cuts the grass so I do it myself sometimes I need a lil help getting the machinery started but after that it’s smooth sailing…

I think you could either help him by moving toys or switch roles n you do the mowing and see if the same thing bothers you
If not you might need to take on the lawn mowing and he take on one of your roles :woman_shrugging:t3:

Wow that’s the least he can do, im sure u do everything else for him and the kids, sounds like he’s just a grouchy ol man…smh keep them toys for them kids mama im sure them toys give u a lil break throughout the day good luck :hugs:

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I move our toys when the grass is getting cut then I put them back… I have a garden but it was filled with toys but cleared some away that weren’t being played with now it’s a bit easier … just move them when you know he’s going to do it?:slightly_smiling_face:

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Put down mulch. It’s a win for him (no mowing) & a win for kids!

If they have nothing to do, they will just come and annoy you and your husband :joy:

Tell him he will have to make time to play with the kids instead if there’s no toys :woozy_face:… I bet he moves them :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

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Ignore his ass, sometimes they just like to bitch and moan

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I would either do it myself, or just go out with him when he mows and pick up the toys. Teamwork.

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Id say get rid of the husband and do the chores your self

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Mulch or sand where the swing set is and keep the toys put away in one spot to make it easier.

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If he’s doing the work cutting, why can’t you go move the toys and clean up the yard for him before hand ? He doesn’t sound lazy to me. Sounds like he’s tired of doing it all alone. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for him.

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Tell him to suck it up. That’s just a ridiculous bunch of lazy. Toys goes with being a parent. :rage:

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i mean it is a pain having to mow around toys and move them but i also do not agree with depriving children of toys. They are only young once. Maybe you can compromise somehow with him and go either pick up toys or help him pick them up before he mows. You could also have the kiddos help you pick them up. Well unless they are huge like swing set and trampoline. but even so, i dont agree with depriving children of their childhood, maybe you can help him move the big stuff? Some of it can be done with weed eater rather than moving it. That is what my husband did and although i had plenty of my own responsibilities around the house, i always offered to help him in anyway. Usually he didnt accept offer though since mowing was basically all he did outside of working and dealing with the vehicles and such. We both worked fulltime jobs and i did most of the house work and he dealt with the outside.

you should have told him don’t let the door hit you in the ass

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Depends on how much toys. Do you make the kids tidy things up when they are done outside? Does he have to love a bunch of stuff out of the way just to cut? Put yourself in his shoes if you were cutting…obviously there’s a compromise there

He’s doing the work … why don’t you go move the toys ?

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If your children are old enough get them to move their toys to somewhere?

tell him to cut grass else where lol

Well marriage is 50/50 :joy: but I would help move them with the kids help should be a family project and responsibility

Selfish. No thought or consideration for the kids, just his own petty inconveniences.
Sorry but if u didn’t realise kids were a WHOLE inconvenience most times you shouldn’t have them.
They’re pains in the asses but they’re worth all the heartache/stress and inconvenience.
Get yourself a man who’ll play I the yard with the kids and their toys! That’s what I’d do.

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Teach your children to pick up after themselves and if not then you pick them up. You want to call him lazy but don’t want to go out and help with yard work. Switch roles and guaranteed you’d be bitching.

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I would wait a day. Then start picking out his clothes from the laundry, anything else of his in my way while I’m doing things and say “let’s just get rid of this stuff, it’s in my way while I’m doing things.”
But I’m petty😂

as to the swing set and stuff that’s too heavy to move I don’t see a problem but if he is going to cut the grass the kids could pick up the yard so that he can get through it easier…a little compromise for peace in my house

I’d mow in the area of my he play equipment let him do the rest

Tell him to suck it up or that you will do it urself. Thats what i do i mow around the house and then my guy weedeats if I cant get mine to work

Then do it 🤷 Or help move everything :relaxed: Compromise

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Get rid of the grass and put down something that doesn’t need any work

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I mow the lawn, because my husband does alot and I don’t mind but I have to move everything beforehand. He’ll help me move it and put it back. If he mows, I move the stuff then put it back. There’s your solution.

Tell the kids to pick them up? If they are over 2, they can pick their own toys and move them somewhere else. Having said that, toys are a part of life, both of you should be making an effort in clearing them to mow if the kids are too young.

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Depends. Do you do all the inside chores? Cooking everyone’s meals, cleaning everyone’s lau dry, cleaning and organizing the whole house? If so, he can deal with it. They are his children too and cleaning for the children to have a safe fun place to play is just part of parenting and caring for them.

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Wow these type of men exist ? He’s lazy

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I would take my ass outside and weed eat or mow where the toys are and let him do the rest. Problem solved

How are the kids going to pick up a swing set? For all you suggesting it? Yes small toys sure have the kids pick up when done but he’s also complaining of a Dam SWING SET because he’s too lazy to cut around it :roll_eyes::woman_facepalming:t2:

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Oh brother, wait til the kids don’t have anything to play with and drive him nuts instead

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Well tell him he can pay somebody to cut it, since he so lazy. I bet he continues to do it!!

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Spray roundup around the swingset so there’s no grass to cut lol then help him pick up the other toys. Teamwork!

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Sounds like the kids need to clean up the yard when dad mows :raised_hands: If not …sounds like hes right 🤷 I said what I said

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I’d tell him to shove it. But that’s just me

Just do like we do when my hubby is ready to mow the grass I go out and move the toys as he moves that way he doesn’t have to stop mowing the grass and he gets a little extra help since he refuses to let me now for him! And as for the swing set literally mowing around that is a piece of cake so complaining about that one is a little excessive but the rest just help him move them or like everyone else suggested maybe the kids do it for him🤷‍♀️

Tell your hubby that if HE gets rid of the swing set and the kids outdoor toys HE will have to take them to the park to play… All by himself.
You have to ask yourself what type of man you married and had children with that would deprive his children of having a swing set and outdoor toys just because it’s a little extra work to mow around them. We had a 15 foot trampoline in the backyard for our grandson that me and the hubby would move on mowing days and we never complained about it. We took it down before winter came because I read it wasn’t good to let snow accumulate on the mat and stretch it out. Then COVID came and we haven’t had the opportunity to put it back up. My hubby is almost 70 and I am 67, if we can do it so can your whiney ass husband!!!

Move toys to a mowed area then move back to play area when he’s finished doing it. I’ve Been moving toys for years!

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Don’t collect so many toys that causes clutter. If you want to keep them take responsibility to clean then up and put in a designated area. Then he can cut the grass.

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My husband found moving the kids toys around a Pain when doing the grass so we built a area with matts

Tell him to quit being a crybaby

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Try to be active by yourself and stop making excuse of the hot season

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I mow around a trampoline, picnic table, and play house with a slide🙄 plus a 100 Tonka trucks, tricycles, and other outside toys. I move them to where I don’t have to mow… Then again the next time it happens again. I’ve told their dad to quit dragging home all the fucking toys but he don’t listen😠

Or teach your kids to put up their toys when not using them

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