- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
I find this such an interesting show….the episode on now has a mother who keeps EVERYTHING….and her daughters try to throw stuff out….the teenager’s rooms are neat and tidy and normal looking and the mother has TONNES of stuff….
This REALLY reminds me of my mother….when I was younger my mother would tell me I had to get rid stuff in my room….so I would (I have always been a master declutterer)….I would have BAGS AND BAGS of toys, clothes, and knick knacks that i wanted to get rid of…(I have also always had an aversion to “stuff”)
Then my mother would go through and EVERY SINGLE THING SHE HAD AN EXCUSE WHY I COULD NOT GET RID OF IT….bizarre eh?
I am still NOT a “stuff” person…I hate knick knacks or as I call them “dust collectors”…..my mother always goes over board with things….when I was in middle school my knickname was “pigger” so she started buying me tonnes and tonnes of pigs….then in college I had a black cat, got a black cat tattoo, and then she bought me tonnes and tonnes of black cat knickknacks…..NOW my FI calls me “Chicken” and take a guess what she buys me?
I can tell her over and over and over not to buy me stuff…..
One recent thing is I cleaned out “that room” (the spare room that ended up collecting stuff)…found slippers my parents bought FI….gave them to the dog to play with (they’re like stuffed toys)….my parents came over and my mom saw them and I explained that FI would never wear them so we gave them to the dog….her reply? “Those are not for wearing they’re fun things to hang on the walls” um, who hangs slippers on the wall? LOL
I totally believe my aversion to stuff is because of my mother’s bizarre clinging to tihngs…..
How do you deal with stuff?