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8 yr old in tears over items in spring clear out

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Gdust81 Tue 05-Apr-16 23:53:27

Broken cupboard to tip today, eldest in floods of tears at tip, he was not happy at all. Left cupboard at tip, son not forgiven me. Cupboard wasn't his in particular nor nothing special, but my boy is so sentimental over objects. If I had realised he would be distressed, I would have dealt with the said cupboard in the twilight hours, as thankfully items don't tend to be missed.

Just asking fellow mums of sentimental little ones any advice?

Boxes, paper, even one time a change in my handbag, anything can prevoke an attachment if he's aware of a possible imminent disposal. Wouldn't dare suggest toys. Little sister complete opposite, during this week's spring clean she even gave me a barbie doll saying she doesn't play with it anymore!

Feeling guilty, normally can chat with him so rationally but this area leaves me confuddled!

PerspicaciaTick Wed 06-Apr-16 00:03:47

My DS looks at me wistfully through his ridiculously long lashes and whispers sadly "but Mummy, it is part of my special memories". It doesn't matter what "it" is...everything has bloody special memories.

Dontlaugh Wed 06-Apr-16 00:41:12

Clear things out when he's not there. Simple.

Herewegoagainfolks Wed 06-Apr-16 00:53:49

My DS gets a bit emotional when when change our cars.

We have found that actively saying 'goodbye and thank you' to the car and having a chat about the lovely new family the car is going to have had helped in the past.

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