oh no you can’t use that!

or

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

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5 responses

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes | Reply

    Oh KizzyLee I so get it re the keeping & chucking! Because Daniel and me moved so much, I really did have to discard a lot. But there were a few precious things, just a few things I’ve kept which I cannot let go. If I had a house, I’d put them up and about, but for now in this flat they’re in a cupboard…. a cupboard like yours! 🙂

    Excellent re your son winning the design thing – that’s great. & I think the teatowel would be a great crafted gift. Choice.

    1. ok just had to answer this last one before sleep ^_^ i totally get the moving thing! one day i should finish my the ‘annoying but sometimes interesting childhood travels of kizzy lee’ i did start to describe a bit here in my blog it was so long ago though i lost track but in short the parents i grew up with were a strange combination my mother was mixed race gypsy-grandmother was romany gypsy but grandad was irish gypsy it just meant we were ostracised by all the gypsy communities made it worse when my mum married my ‘apparent’ father type person who was a middle class freemason who worked for some american company that sent him and by default that meant us as well to various countries for a year or two at a time, we got used to living out of a suitcase, and my half brother and i saw more airports than playgrounds but it was in a time when you did as you were told, especially when faced with the particularly Victorian attitude the supposed father figure had, but in amongst it all i enjoyed the places we got to live in i loved meeting the people who lived there and i felt completely without roots. not always a good thing, for a long time i was so non materialistic i gave nothing any value people saw me as generous but i saw no reason to keep hold of anything as i travelled so much and it made sense to travel light. Ah well whole books could be written ^_^ i just wanted you to know i appreciate the upheavel you go through each time life takes you in a new direction but for now i guess sleep would be a good thing so restful sleep i wish my friend and once more a wonderful day tomorrow xx

      1. WordsFallFromMyEyes

        Good night 🙂

        I’ve read and heard a lot about gypsies and I loathe how people treat them/disregard the race. But for you to be part this and part that, I can only imagine how you were treated. Damn such shit.

        I hope you’ve had a good night’s sleep.

  2. You are a fascinating one KizzyLee! I totally get how important your treasures are too. It’s funny the things I lugged around with me recently when choosing what could fit into the car. Nothing of financial value – just treasures of the heart. Your amazing life has really made you an amazing person. 🙂

    1. aww my lovely you made me feel all tearful thank you for leaving such a lovely message for me and you know it has made my day up til reading this i was having a flustered monday morning of getting many children off to many different schools well four really but it always feels like many and then a quick sit down read this and went all teary thank you and hugs you my gorgeous i hope you have a fab day xx

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