Since we are having such a good laugh about the stuff our spouses will store, I thought maybe we could have a go at confessing our own “clutter set backs.”
Here’s mine: I have a collection of about 20 - 30 wood puzzles I have kept since I was a kid. They had all their pieces. I took care of them with such pride, and shared them with my kids. Well one day one of my two eldest had a friend over (I can’t remember which kid it was) and they dumped ALL the wood puzzle pieces out into a HUGE mess. My OG ones and the new ones I bought. I even had them out of reach – yeah not with two determined kids in the house!
So I put all the pieces in a basket to try and match them later. It got dumped out time and time again, and I kept trying to store them in the same little basket. NOW I am reduced to the pieces all over the bottom drawer of my son’s dresser. One of our dog likes to chew on them – and still I persist trying to hold onto them. I even tried to get my kids into a puzzle party where we would match them up again – yeah they got bored really quick. The puzzles aren’t even close to back together.
I have been coaching myself over the weekend to finally let them go. Lying in bed last night trying to convince myself to ditch the puzzles I realized I am 33 years old – the chances of the puzzles having lead paint are pretty high! :eek:
OK so I am going to go put them in the trash…
No really I am.
WAAAAH I really liked those puzzles when I was a kid…waaaah. :crying: