Good lord, it is hot on the East Coast. I'm in North Carolina right now, and it hit 100 over the weekend. And that happens in Denver too, but without the comparable level of humidity, which is what makes all the difference. The humidity level in NC right now is about 80%. Gag. Luckily, my parents have central AC.
Also, my parents are on a house organizing kick, and unfortunately, this extends to my sister and me, as in, they want us to clear out and organize our bedrooms and either throw/give stuff away or take it with us to our own houses. All attempts to persuade them that our childhood stuff belongs in our childhood bedrooms for us to, you know, visit occasionally and show to our kids have been rebuffed.
In some cases this is awesome--there are a few toys and stuffed animals that I would have chosen to bring home anyway to give to Piglet or put in the nursery. But the rest of it requires, I don't know, work, and choices. And also, I always thought it was so cool when I was little to go visit my grandmother in the house my dad grew up in, and see the rooms where he and his siblings lived. I never got to do that with my mom because her mother died before I was born and her father moved, so there was no childhood home to go back to.
It's not like my parents are going to turn my room into a gym, Friends-style, or anything. As far as I know I'm allowed to leave all the decorations up on the wall (and they are legion), and we have negotiated that we can pick out a few things that we especially liked and want our kids to be able to play with that can stick around to be visited. But most of it has to go. And I'm only here for two more days, so I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get all this done before I leave, and it will be an ongoing process.
What about you? What happened to your childhood bedroom? If it's not intact anymore, was it a painful process to dismantle it?
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