Kids’ Mementos Also Important to Parents

Dear Parents,
This weekend as I worked at emptying my garage, containing the accumulation of 40 years of life in this home, I had some wonderings about the process we parents are so obsessed with — that is preserving every stuffed animal, math paper, and trophy our children accumulate throughout the years of their childhood. Oh, and did I mention baby blankets?
The good news is, the garage is now empty as construction is finally about to begin on my house, the victim of a house fire more than eight months ago. The bad news was facing all of those mysterious boxes of childhood mementos among the piles of bins and boxes. Continue reading “Kids’ Mementos Also Important to Parents”