Friday, June 1, 2012
The Process of Purging
It's really easy to say you need to purge. It's another thing to actually let go of the things that fill your home. Even when it's just "junk".
Last week when I started clearing some things out of the house, I started making sure the kids were okay with me passing on some of their older toys and games. My throat literally caught in my chest when they said they were done with Candyland.
"What?! Are you serious?" I replied with ease and calm of course.
Today, I took a few bags over to Salvation Army. I asked as I went to the donation door if they accepted games and toys, and (almost) wanted them to say no, so that we could hang onto them a little longer. Just in case they'd still like to play sometimes.
It does feel great to clear away and de-clutter, but going through things also reminds me that we are coming into a new phase. We're finished with PreSchool, and I've become one of those moms who can't go to MOPS anymore. I'm in the realm of the "school aged" family, and it's pretty wild. Though, it's wonderful, there's a tinge of wondering where in the world the time has gone, and how it really does fly by.