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Why does cleaning up mean moving on?

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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I know this stupid, but why does cleaning up my son's room remain on my to do list? He left for his assignment in March to Louisiana (Barksdale AFB) with his new wife (He's 19) but didn't clean up his room. Now it's my job, but everything means something to me. His piano trophies, his lego creations, books, almost everything has a connection. What do I toss What do I keep? Why am I stalling?

by on Aug. 18, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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mom2jessnky
by Dedi on Aug. 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM
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I'd just pack it all up into boxes, label it with his name and stick it in the garage and tell him that's where it is for him to take with him when he comes to visit.

DisabledVet
by on Aug. 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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Pack everything into boxes and let him deal with them. NOT YOUR JOB!

adoptivemomof1
by Mel on Aug. 18, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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I would pitch it into boxes, seal them up and tell him they are in the garage for him to sort through on his next visit :)
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 18, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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Yeah, I'd have him do it...he's an adult and very capable.

MissMackiesgg
by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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This!!!!! And tell him thanks for serving.thank you

Quoting DisabledVet:

Pack everything into boxes and let him deal with them. NOT YOUR JOB!


PCmegmom
by New Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

It is rare that everyone agrees. I guess I was just ignoring the obvious. Thanks all you guys because I needed to hear it! Growing up is hard even for the grownups!!

SlapItHigh
by Platinum Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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This is what I would do.

Quoting mom2jessnky:

I'd just pack it all up into boxes, label it with his name and stick it in the garage and tell him that's where it is for him to take with him when he comes to visit.

chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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Cherish the memories from his childhood, but be proud of the young man you have raised! I'm sure you are. Hugs!

Quoting PCmegmom:

It is rare that everyone agrees. I guess I was just ignoring the obvious. Thanks all you guys because I needed to hear it! Growing up is hard even for the grownups!!


ladyvamp5489
by on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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I would pack it all up minus trash, and let him make the decisions as what to get rid of.

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