The girls recently decided to purge some items from their rooms to make space for new passions and collections. I watched as Kennedy struggled to let go of stuffed animals that had a significant meaning to her. She comes by it honestly as I’m a sentimental collector as well. I have a huge keepsake storage box filled with memories on paper including drawings, schoolwork, report cards, event programs and activity photos. At the end of each grade school year, we would gather all their artwork on the lawn, have them lay in the middle then take a picture. We would keep a few of our favorites then recycle the rest. If it utilized their hand or foot prints, it was a sure keeper. I regret that I let go of some where they expressed their creativity by bringing fictional friends to life on paper.
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