It is that time of year. Time to clean out the kids' rooms and donate toys. We don't buy many toys any more, so this is simply an act of going through old ones and deciding if we are able to part with them. Like most parents, letting go of the memories associated with specific items is the difficult part. For our family, there is an additional layer. Most of the toys were Oliver's - cars, fire trucks and race tracks. I am sure some little boys and girls will be very excited to receive these toys. Still it is another loss. Another phase of his childhood that has passed. Feeling very sentimental. And holding on to his Handy Manny tool set and Thomas the Tank Engines for a little while longer.