Yesterday I got one. I felt incredibly sad but the sign was loud and clear - they are only things...
Yesterday I decided to clear out the window boxes in our bedroom - where I keep my treasures. Family photos, items that are priceless to me, and special hand knitted baby items from Brent's mum, Austen's mum, my mum and a beautiful baby shawl from my natural mum.. The kids first quilts, special baby clothes. There are lots of memories tucked up in these window boxes.
But MOTHS have had a feast and nibbled on the knitting. Sadly the moths have not just decided to sit and eat one garment, they have sampled everything. Just tiny holes but the damage is done.
I was able to show the handwork of these ladies to Abbey who is old enough to maybe remember their fine craft work where lots of love was put into making them.But what a shame to just have to throw them out. Someone else could of wrapped their little baby in such lovely handmade items.
WHAT a sign!
Yes the items are beautiful but they were no longer useful to me. They could of been useful to someone else.
The window box is emptied and had a thoroughly good clean. It's unbelievable how much damage a tiny wee insect can make. They must be related to the pukeko - how they just take a small sample of everything. My gun isn't any help on these little critters....
Just as well Brent is away as I had placed items on our bed to clear out the window box. There wasn't enough room to sleep in our bed last night so . I bunked up in the lounge and today will be very ruthless of what sentimental items I will keep and what will go.
Sorry no photos today - the batteries were flat. The kids both are getting onto the minimalist movement and sorting, sorting, sorting. They both have been taking photos and uploading their treasures on Trade Me.
Becoming a minimalist family feels seriously terrific.