Friday, 5 May 2017

Don't Kill The Bears




For the last two days Paul and I have been packing up Kat’s belongings into boxes ready for the removal man on Monday.  Kat will be home to help at the weekend. To be honest, I’m too old for this malarkey.  After an hour or two of packing boxes my hip starts to hurt so I have to sit and supervise instead.  It’s very frustrating when your body lets you down as you get older.

“Don’t chuck the teddies,” said Kat on the ‘phone.
“”Are you really sure you want to keep the teddies?  We haven’t got a lot of space.”
“Yes, I want to keep them.”
 

the teddies went into a plastic bag

the air was sucked out of the bag

suffocated vacuum packed teddies
Back to the packing.




25 comments:

  1. I think your daughter is very brave to leave you to do the packing (and possibly clearing some things). I would never have let my mother near any of my things. I think I am lucky or unique in that I have never accumulated much stuff so have never had to go through this packing mullarky. I never owned any furniture that was worth more than a few bob so it usually went in a skip or got left behind or put on a bonfire. Then I started all over again at the next place.

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    1. She's a hoarder. I am being ruthless. She doesn't have a choice really!

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  2. Prioritising the teddies - it's easy to see why Kat is part of the British military machine. It's a killer instinct.

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  3. As an owner of way too many Teddies I completely understand your daughter.

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  4. My daughter still buys teddies,mainly second hand ,but she never let me packing knowing i am not so good at that.

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    1. Some teddies are just irresistable.

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  5. Oh so very, very cruel vacuum packing those dear teddies - heartless is what comes to my mind...

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    1. There are too many bears, they need culling!

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  6. Oh that seems heartless. I'm surprised she didn't take them with her - or isn't it allowed?

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    1. She has two with her - Kevin and Tiger.

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  7. What did you do to my teddies!?! Look at their poor little faces!

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    1. I'm sure they can be resuscitated. They just might be a bit flat for a while!

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  8. Cryogenics works well on Bears.

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    1. Very true. A while in the deepfreeze will kill off a few nasties that may have found a home in the stuffing.
      Generally though you just have to give a lot of extra love and attention to any bear that has had to be posted/vacuum packed/frozen/stored when they are reunited with their loved one.

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    2. I suppose I could stuff them in between the frozen peas and chips.

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  9. I vacuum-pack our duvets, but it does look somehow cruel to vacuum-pack teddies :)
    Greetings Maria x

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  10. In another five weeks this will probably be the story of my life - and I am not looking forward to it. Being alone and at my age makes the task quite daunting. I am trying to do one job each day. Today I am taking all the farmer's jumpers to the Salvation Army collection - that will mean that all the drawers in his chest of drawers are now empty.
    Agree about those vacuum-packed Teddies!

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    1. That will be heart breaking for you Pat. Good idea to do a little each day, it's more manageable that way. I'm sure you will get some degree of pleasure in putting a new home for you and Tess together.

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  11. We still have many big plastic bins filled with the kids' "special" toys and other accumulations. While the one is still only 17 and living at home, the other one will likely be out on her own in a year or two and I will gleefully deliver the boxes to her and she can decide whether to keep or not. (My husband never forgave his own mother for giving away his Lego and Meccano!) -Jenn

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    1. I was sure we got rid of all her childhood bears when she left home at 18. Seems like she's collected another whole pack of bears since then. I'm just not sure how we're going to get all the contents of her flat into our single garage.

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