December 07, 2011

Christmas ornaments and my mental issues all in one post.

I am a sucker for homemade crap.
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. 
Just because.
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.

See more stuff at this wonderful lil' spot


Pamela said...

Oh my, you are in trouble! Ask me how I know. Now I have things my grandchildren make and I had to buy a tree just to display them. I should have thought of happy pills!

Gigi said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. I also still have a post it note that says I Love You....I believe it was written when my Senior was in kindergarten!

I think the clinical term is "mommy-itis." There is no cure.

Arnebya said...

I am doubled over laughing at the sticky note. I am not attached to the construction paper things but every now and then they'll bring something home or draw something so utterly beautiful (not not always decipherable) that I can't part with it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice little laugh. I was laughing at you and at me. I am the exact same way. There is stuff everywhere. I was just thinking that I should probably take down the year before last mother's day drawing and story that my son made me...but it is so darn cute...and it says "My mom is eighteen and likes to eat vegetables." lol I am nothing close to eighteen. It is just so adorable. It is still hanging and probably will be for quite a long time. One of these days it will go in the keep chest...but not for a while. Maybe I need some of those pills, too.

SUPAHMAMA! said...

I love love LOVE that I'm not the only one who did the prompt who had more than one tree!!! We have one entirely dedicated to the kids handmade ornaments. :) And I'm right there with you on the stickynote. BEAUTIFUL site! Making me want to get creative with mine. ;)

Jenners said...

Three trees! You have three trees. Wow. Well, I guess when you save everything from three kids, you need three trees!

Mama Kat said...

I am right there with you! I adore the homemade ornaments so much more than anything else on our tree!