I missed posting on Thursday and Friday last week. Thursday was busy with last minute packing and Friday was our move to our new apartment. This week will be filled with unpacking and organizing in our new apartment and cleaning up the house for closing on Friday. I’ll try to stick to my daily schedule this week, but things might slip again. Hopefully my time will free up once we are done with the move and the house sale.
Today’s article may be eye-opening to some. Memo to Parents: Your Adult Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff
The title sounds a bit harsh, and some of the content of the article does too:
I know you think you’re being generous. Yes, I know you paid good money for these things. Yes, I know kids can seem unappreciative. Yes, I know it was part of your family’s history. And, yes, I know it still contains some useful life.
I also know that deep down, you believe your kids will change their minds.
That is pure fantasy.
Harsh or not, there is truth in this for many people, and it’s probably more common that you might think. In my opinion, the best time to pass things to your adult children is when they first leave home. That’s when they actually need stuff. Later, when they have a family of their own and their own fully furnished home, they are less likely to need any hand-me-downs.
The article also has some good tips on what to pass on, so be sure to check it out.