I don't mind putting the stuff in boxes, I don't mind sealing them with tape, and I don't mind hauling stuff to Good.will!
What I do mind is:
Waxing nostalgic over everything that was packed away! Baby clothes, wedding dress, photos (hang my head in shame over the photos), high school memorabilia (I wrote my senior research paper on the transition from adolescence to adulthood - my conclusion adults had NO idea what we were going through - that evoked a laugh!), and any other thing that I forgot I had that I felt was important to store!
I also mind making decisions.over.and.over. AGAIN! Goodwill, trash, take, store - Goodwill, trash, take, store - Goodwill, trash, take, store-ad nauseum!!!! My head can't seem to take the monotony.
I also mind the questions once the decision is made -
10 yo dd will say, "Are you SURE you REALLY want to give that away?"
8 yo ds will say, "HHHHEEEEEYYYY, that is my FAVORITE (insert name of any kind of junk) that you want to THROW away!!! MOM!!!!!!!!!!"
I try to remind them that they haven't touched this stuff in forever and that parting is such sweet sorrow, but
I have to pray for extra patience right now because, really, at this point I want to THROW IT ALL AWAY!!! (I don't think I have used enough exclamations in this post!)
So those are the goings on in my mind right now...hopefully we will soon be settled in our new setting and be at a little more peace. Talk with you soon!