Do I hoard or collect?

I don’t hoard things as much as I used to.

When my children were young, I kept every painting, but my mother-in-law saw my collection and advised I threw some of them out. She was right, and I threw away most of their paintings, but kept a few in a scrap book. I did the same with the birthday and Christmas cards I kept. Every card was placed in a suitcase and put under my bed. This time my daughter said I should throw most away and keep the most sentimental to me. My mother-in-law looked after her and my son when I went to work. So, some of her sense rubbed off.

When I moved, I threw away a lot of things. They were only ever kept in boxes, or left in the junk room, so were never of any use. It is hard throwing things away, and I went with my daughter to a toddler group. My granddaughter painted a few pictures, and I asked for one.

A start for a new collection?

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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