Edna has decided to use Mother’s Day this year to set some boundaries for keeping stuff. She knows that her children and grandchildren will either call or visit at this time. She plans to bring up her resolution to become the curator of the stuff in her home. She plans to establish two points with her family:
- She has enough trinkets already and would prefer in the future to have gifts that she can use up such as services, or just the calls and visits.
- In fact, she would even like to reverse-engineer Mother’s Day and have them leave with some of their stuff or at least make arrangements to have it picked up. If they no longer want the items, then she will ask them if she may donate them or throw them out.
She laughs as she imagines the phone calls back and forth among her kids as they ask “What’s gotten into Mom?”.