My kids like to tell me -frequently -that I am a packrat and if things keep up, they think I am probably on my way to becoming a hoarder.
Well, I have to confess that I am somewhat of a packrat but only about certain things -mainly yarn, fabric, patterns and embroidery kits and floss. And also, that I do have the majority of my packrat type items packed up in fairly large plastic totes too.
This past week, Mandy was on a cleaning binge -trying to get many things cleaned up and packed up or pitched out. A good move, on her part and I give her credit for that.
But she's gonna soon have to make some decisions about all the myriad of papers that creep into the house on almost a daily basis via each of the grandkids backpacks. You know, all those drawings that are so cute but difficult to interpret much of the time or homework papers with grades on them that make you proud to see but if you're going to save all that stuff, then you'd better be investing -soon -in a tote to store that stuff in too!
I think the only things I have saved over the years from my kids early school days are a couple of little Christmas ornaments made by this or that child on occasion. I'm truly thankful though that none of my kids were into sports and by that, were not awarded bunches of sports trophies that you just know I would have been compelled to save for posterity!
I have more than enough memorabilia in the form of little cups and saucers, little plates, larger plates, special glasses and such, all stashed in my china cabinet along with several other pieces that had belonged to my Mom, my Grandma and probably a few other relatives here and there too!
The last thing I need here is more of that kinds of stuff, ya know.
Now, with Maya and Kurt both having signed up to learn to play soccer in an after-school program, it almost has me hoping that they are just your run-of-the-mill type players, not majorly athletic ya know, so that way, we won't ever have to worry about more stuff to try to store!