Cleaning the Basement and Other Fun Things
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Whew! How do you track cleaning out the closet under the stairs of 40 years of "treasures"?
I found a note from my son who was 9 years old explaining to his Dad why he still loved him but would he please not kiss or hug him anymore in front of his friends. I remember that day - when my DH was leaving the house he gave me, my daughter , and tried to give my son a kiss. When he reached for him - my son put his hand out so my DH could shake it.
Then I found old letters from a friend when we were 14, a letter from someone that was my pen pal, another note from my younger sister, and one from my Mom. Fun to read.
Lots of old knick knacks that I had forgotten about, my old formal, DH's Air Force uniform, my son's snow suit from 1 year old. Lots of memories under the steps.
And I found a dress! A dress that I had worn after my daughter was born! Did I ever fit in that? Yep I remember it - so I put it where I could see it to give me inspiration for the next few weeks.
I guess my goal for today is to remember that I am that same person and I am still healthy and I worked hard then and can now. Remember who you are, remember what you mean to others, remember that if I want to be around to show these to my grandchildren then I will remember to be healthy!
After I threw out some old real junk, I packed things up, put them back under the steps, and the kids can get rid of the rest much later when I really won't care!!!
Sometimes having a mother that thinks keeping old "stuff" is not easy - so kids have fun.