why my cupboard is full of lovely, lovely things that will never be used
Like any proud mum I tend to keep my children’s creations, although at one point during my oldest daughters childhood, she is now 18- back when she was about 6 she produced that many paintings that as I would say how beautiful it was I would then have to wait until she wasn’t looking to pop it in the bin as I already had a small mountain of them inhabiting a corner of the room I never dared go in anymore for fear of being caught in an avalanche of paper and papier mache creations.
However there are some items one never gets rid of ; such as the gorgeous plate my youngest daughter painted, or the teatowel my oldest designed and printed and the christmas cards my son won a competition with his design for and then we were presented with a special first edition box of, I believe they expected us to hand them out proudly at christmas, but then they had never come across hoarder mum until they met me ^_^, this morning – we are up far too early but having a puppy means getting up when he wants the toilet and being pleased that he didn’t want it until five am rather than the previous two am he had favoured, so this morning hubby goes in the cupboard to get something and says’ there is a cup here I didn’t know we had’ and proceeds to unpackage- that’s right I said unpackage – the horror! I dashed forward in a rugby tackle any large man who every sunday pretends he would still make the league would be proud of and saved my precious cup, in between recovery panting-hey no one should have to move that fast this time of a morning!- I recovered my cup and my dignity and replaced the now perfectly wrapped icon back into the cupboard of precious things and explained , quite patiently I thought, that this cup was painted by second daughter and could never be used. I am quite sure the proud look on my face as I placed my collection back together its perfectness unbroken now, that in no way was the proud look even the tiniest bit manic- honest, hubby shook his head and moved on he learned a long time ago to not question my precious things, although I do notice that from time to time some of my semi precious things go missing and a clean spot is in their place, odd that. ^_^
have a great day and be super excellent to each other xx