I am happy that my children enjoy a quiet afternoon, playing Scrabble. A board game with family is still more enticing than a video game.
Tackling the dusty boxes in the basement was not my idea of a good time.
Two days later, though, and it’s a task I appreciate having completed. Four garbage bags, 6 empty boxes, 3 bags of recycling, and 3 bags to give away. At times tedious and seemingly never-ending, it is now done.
An unexpected pleasure came from all this sorting, though: Reminiscing when I came across old photos, the kids’ early drawings, letters, even my old cameras.
Organizing allowed me to spend a few minutes with memories.