I love Pearls Before Swine; I read it every day. I particularly like today’s strip…
While I am not a person who has kept a life-list of the books I’ve read, I am a person who used to think that my stuff was so good that of course my kids would want it! All of it! And that they would treasure it all as much as I did. Sad to say, that’s just not the way it has worked out.
It’s not true of everything. Our kids do have quite a lot of the furniture, dishes, etc., that we have moved on from. But there has been much more that they have said no to when I tried to give it to them. At first, my feelings were the tiniest bit hurt, but I got over that very quickly.
In the same way that I have some wonderful things from my Grandmother’s house and from Mom’s, there is a whole lot more that I happily walked away from. Why should my stuff be any different to my own kids?
What we do now is tell the kids to put their name on what they want. The rest I’m weeding through and making go away as the spirit moves me. FYI: I suspect that this fall I’m going to be putting some of my ‘famous’ quilts up for sale. I have run out of room for them and they need a good home. I’ll wrote more about that in a few weeks.