It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House
Birthday

De-Accessing

From time to time, I do some downsizing.  My goal is to make it easier for our children to deal with our “stuff” one day.  I’ve done a pretty good job.  For example, I am now down to five tablecloths, still a lot for someone who rarely uses one.

This week I tried to downsize my pile of Mother’s Day cards.  I’ve been a mother for almost fifty-one years and the kids never forget to send one.

In the pile was a birthday card I got from Jeremy on his birthday. The message, “Happy My Birthday”.  At the time, he had been a father for about a year.  He wanted me to know that now that he is a father, he understands how much “work” children are and therefore thought he would thank me on his birthday for having him.

When cards are from your children, downsizing just doesn’t work.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Monica James

downsizing.....what a job that is and how needed. Isn't it funny how hard we work to get all this stuff and now no longer have a need for it.

Susan

My husband and I are contemplating a move to another country a few years down the road. I'm trying to prepare for it by using what I have instead of adding to it, as well as passing things on. That move might never happen, but if it doesn't, having less stuff will be a reward in itself.

I'm failing miserably with this when it comes to books and plants, however. :)

Susan in Berlin

Janet

I’m pretty good at downsizing, my husband- not so good. Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, he gifted me a framed display of Valentine’s cards we’d exchanged over the last 35 years. I agree with you, some mementos are meant be saved. ❤️

The comments to this entry are closed.