I am unable to part with anything my children make or create, because, to me, it freezes a moment in time that I never, ever want to forget.
In the back of my mind I know that my little brats will grow up to be big brats and I will miss each stage of their childhood.
So, as a way to ease my anxiety about them getting older, I save it all. And I am overwhelmed with crap scattered throughout my home, in binders, photo albums, closets and boxes.
I have issues.
One child of mine even wrote "I love you" on a sticky note months ago and it is still "stuck" on my cupboard because I cannot bear to remove something so sweet that happens so rarely.
Note to self. Ask doctor to increase dosage of my happy pills.
Sooo...where the heck is this post leading to?
Christmas ornaments. I am madly in love with all ornaments that are personalized or homemade by my children.
Pictures of my children with Santa. .
They are put into small frames every year and displayed on one of our three trees. I love them muchly and can remember each visit just like it was last week
And every single ornament my children have created at school are proudly displayed. We even have a small tree at our entrance completely decorated with ornaments they have made themselves.
I am such a friggin sap for crap like this.
I don't even want to think about the day my kids choose not to have their picture taken with Santa.
Note to self. Go back to therapist to discuss my attachment issues.
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