Monday, February 27, 2012

One point for Yaya

 One of the little voices I always hear in my head when I'm working on a purge project is Yaya saying, "I wish I would have kept that ___________." 

Or, don't we still have that _________ somewhere out in the barn,

or in the closet

or the garage. 

Being a typical daughter, I usually roll my eyes and huff.  Yes, even 33-year-old-daughters still do that.

It pains me to admit that occasionally I'm glad that there is something she's kept all these years. 

Example: This old school desk that she pulled out of the barn for Stella.  It is a great place for Stella to sit and work on her projects.  Of which she usually has about 10 going on all at once.  These pictures are from when we first set it up for her in the play room.  It usually has about a thousand scraps of paper, tape and markers all over it.  The nice thing is we can just shove them all in the desk when we're cleaning up. 

This one was a net gain on my quest for less things, but I appreciate that it is a solid piece made from metal and wood - not plastic! - that will probably keep getting passed down through the family.

Started with: no old school desks
Final tally: one old school desk
 = one point for Yaya


  1. I believe Mr. Yost pulled this out of the barn. If I recall, it was behind...everything. Totally worth it, though.

    1. Aaron, I believe you had a desk at home EXACTLY like that, but your non-purging mother purged it when we moved to Colorado.Do you remember it? However, I don't remember you actually using it as much as Stella does. Yay Stella! Mom