Like many people, we've come to a point where we want to get out from under so much of the things we've accumulated over the years. Things that sit on shelves, pile up in closets, overwhelm a basement. So this tweet by Chris Kelly, a former member of the Missouri House spoke to me.
"We are trying to get rid of house junk. Why do the kids get to leave their stuff in our basement for literally decades?"
Truer words will never see print. We go through the periodic sifting through our kids things and when asked if they still want this or that, most often the answer is, "I don't know, but don't throw it away, I'd like to see it first." That 'see it first' day rarely comes. They are at the point in their lives when their own kids are piling up stuff they will someday have to deal with. No one really wants their childhood memories eliminated. They just don't want them in their own basements.