My husband and I have two sons and one daughter, each of whom have accumulated lots of things over the years, as you do. Now that they've all moved out and taken the vast majority of their things with them, we noted that there are a few boxes left over. Their childhood toys, old school books, children's books, their first instruments and so on. Not too much, and definitely too full of sentimental value to bin.
We're moving to a smaller house soon - not much smaller, lots of attic room still - and my husband and I have come to an impasse. He insists that they're all grown up now and can take the rest of their things to their own houses.
I argue that only one of them actually has a whole house - the other two are at university and living in a shared house with limited space. We have a whole attic we can keep their things in, and to be truthful I like having it all there for nostalgic value.
My question is, is it normal for adult children to have to remove all traces of their things from the family home once they leave? Did you let them leave some things?
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