24 November 2005

impedimenta

I told you this would happen! Today, after Thanksgiving dinner with 40 of my closest family members, I hauled a load of my stuff over to my mom's since I have to be out of my place in 2 weeks. I found a box that has a few of my toys from my childhood in it and was discussing with my mom what I should do with it. I'm inclined to toss it. She suggested I put them on my bed.

Seriously.


Because she's in the middle of some weird I-need-to-relive-my-childhood thing. She's nearly 60 (don't tell her I told you that). She painted her bedroom all baby pink and white and put up white lace curtains and has a pink quilt on her bed and her carpet is the color of raspberry sorbet. And she just bought a four-poster bed. I can't sit in her room for too long or I start craving strawberry ice cream.
It's bad.
She's collected rare and porcelain dolls for a long time (her whole life.) And I was really in to them as a kid and pre-teen, but definitely got over it. But I have 2 dolls that she handmade for me. And there's no way I'd ever throw them out, because they're really beautiful and my mother made them for me. But what on earth do you do with stuff like this when you don't plan on having anything to do with them until you have kids of your own and...

What if I have all boys???

7 comments:

The Real Meg said...

Hey! I don't own a deer hunting supplies store and I think you're blog's pretty good. I was looking at that list of updated titles that flashes past on the dashboard of this thing, and I just clicked on yours. Your Thanksgiving experience is frighteningly similar to mine and that's awesome that two random people basically have a shared experience even though they live halfway across the country from each other. I'm kind of freaking myself out talking this way so I'm gonna stop though.

Jon said...

Hang in there! :)

nama said...

ha! moms...you gotta love them ;)

k@ said...

what if you have all boys?

just tell them the figurines are action figures.

erika said...

I can only wish to have all boys. My fear is what will I do with all GIRLS?!?! Too much emotion. Drama drama drama. Duke it out for a bit and be over it. That's why I like boys. Then you can play football.

Dilly said...

My mom went through the same phase, at the same age (don't tell!). Pink and lace and her teddy from childhood sitting amongst the pillows. Weird.

As for my childhood srtifacts, most are stored in boxes at my mom's house. Childhood, High School, College. All in a row in my childhood bedroom closet. What I'll do with them, I have no clue. Dolls and clothes and My Little Ponies. And I just KNOW I'll have enough boys to start my own soccer team.

Leah Vanessa said...

I would LOVE to have a house full of boys, but that still leaves me with all this girly stuff. It's not like you can really Ebay your family heirlooms.

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