Monday, January 24, 2011


So a friend of mine told me last summer that she thought it was time for us to downsize. "You really don't need a four bedroom house anymore, do you?"


She doesn't understand that even though all of our kids have moved out, their stuff hasn't. As a matter of fact, I think the kids have even more stuff here than when they were kids here.

Case in point: The Christmas light show extravaganza, which was my son's idea even thought it was our house that was decorated, is now in the deconstruction process. There's boxes and cords and junk everywhere.





And we're not even done un-doing yet.

Once everything is actually off of the house, we're going to pack it all in the basement. Next to where sonny boy keeps all of his fourth of July fireworks extravaganza stuff.

And don't even get me started on the girlies' stuff - closets full of prom dresses and scrapbooking materials and Barbies and My Little Ponies.

I love looking at all their junk still here in the house. It brings back such good memories and it makes me feel almost as though a part of them are still here. And someday, I hope that we have lots of our grandchildren's junk here too.

I think we actually need a BIGGER house.


Anonymous said...

May I say it's a little rude? I mean, so your kids are grow up, now you can go live in a closet ? It's your house ! Why can't you keep it even if it's big ? It's a nonsense.
But, if you need help with the My little pony, I can adopt them.. Just saying, you know, if it can help.... My collection will gladly accept them.... ^_^

Julia Oleinik said...

hehe. I should have mentioned the fact that the reason the kids leave all their junk in our house is because I want them to. : ) John and I still manage to own most of the house, just not the storage area of the basement. Good thing we have a BIG basement.

Julia Oleinik said...

AND, Jazzcat, I agree! I don't want to go live in a teensy apartment just because the kids are gone.