In Toy Story 3, there is an emotional scene where Andy decides to part with his childhood toys.
There was such emotion or sadness involved when I parted with some toys that have been with us for many years and have left an indelible mark on all of us.
For instance, there is the Thomas ride on train that makes train noises as soon as it moves. The slightest movement. Sometimes, it starts making noise on its own like it’s posessed. We’ve had that toy for at least 6 years and never once changed the batteries, and yet, the noise never stopped.
Then there is the tractor with seats for a duck, pig, car, and farmer. It starts playing Old Macdonald Had A Farm when all the animals are in the right slots. Or when the lights are turned off because it uses a light sensor. Again, the batteries have never been replaced, never run out. It’s possible I even removed the batteries and it still plays that song.
So, as you can see, there is no sadness on my face as I drove a car packed full of old toys to be donated to kids who need them, and their unsuspecting parents.