… and I’m not at all feeling the urge to bring in the new.
Things are just things. Yes, the sentimental value pull can be hard to fight. I find this especially the case with regards to my kids’ things. You try so hard as a new parent to soak in every little detail of cute, every little moment of development, every second of smiles… but it’s impossible. Our brains aren’t programmed to that way. We can’t keep it all in, and honestly that’s a good thing. Think about pain. Would you want to remember it in minute detail? If we remembered pain well, we wouldn’t have more than one kid in the first place!
I’m slowly but surely getting rid of some of the stuff. I’ve been passing on clothes to my best friend’s daughter for a couple of years now, but a lot of the toys and baby-relating things have piled up in the basement because I’ve been trying to hold on to the past.
I have my memories. I have pictures. I have a few token mementos.
The rest is just… stuff.
And it needs to go.