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emotional clutter: a farewell to baab
August 12th, 2009     |    ExfoliatingLife

I have been thinking about this day for several weeks. Maybe a month. I have known I have to do this, but I haven’t been able to come to terms with the reality.

With my move coming up in the next few weeks, taking stock of the items I’m bringing and those I am exfoliating, leaves me thinking about a special someone in my life.

Baab.

Check out my video below where I explain who Baab is, and what I intend to do with him now that I’m moving forward.

Farewell dear Baab, you have been loved and will always live in my heart (and in this post).

baab

PS- Did you notice the new Madison necklace I was wearing? It’s navy and shade :).

  • Emily

    good for you jess! LOVE the necklace by the way

  • bye baab! so true though, we just hang onto stuff for fear of having to let it go… not because it means anything to us anymore!

  • noooooooo. jess!
    maybe i’m just sentimental…but i can never get rid of childhood stuff. so sad.

    p.s. love the necklace.

  • noooooooo. jess!
    maybe i’m just sentimental…but i can never get rid of childhood stuff. so sad.

    p.s. love the necklace.

  • pve

    sorry baab, seems you are going to be put out to pasture…or perhaps you will be lamb to someone new. Jess, you seem sad, but brave.
    pve

  • @ Emily: So glad you like the necklace, it’s one of my new favorites- totally something a year ago I wouldn’t even consider making. It’s exciting to see how my style is evolving.

    @ Lauren: I know. I put this off for a while. But really the stuffed animal is now more filled with dust mites than love, and he’s a pretty big guy to keep around in the closet.

    @ PVE: Yes, sad but brave pretty much describes it.

  • You are indeed a brave girl. And more grown up than I.

    I’m 53, my Mother died when I was 21 and I’m finally ready, this week, to donate the fabulous 50’s,60’s 70’s clothes of hers that I had just to keep and of course never got around to wearing (re painting is a great reason to clean out the depths of the closet). But I will never, ever be ready to give away Pinky! The pink ( I think) stuffed dog of indeterminate breed that I’ve had since I was tiny. I’ve actually given my friends notice that when I die, Pinky may not be simply thrown in the trash. He must be cremated and his ashes included in my urn or sprinkled over my grave.

    Is that so wrong?

  • @ Lora: That is an adorable story! I think everyone has their own perspective on sentimental items, especially stuffed animals. Pinky is a very lucky puppy!

  • CB

    I remember Baab! I didn’t realize you still had him, haha! This is a cute video clip. When I showed it to Sahm and mentioned we could go through his “treasure box” using your approach, he ran away! Oh well. I guess I have to allow him to be sentimental.

    Very pretty necklace, by the way!

  • @ CB: I know, he’s still around, believe it or not. It is an interesting topic: emotional items that don’t have a place in our lives any more. People have very strong feelings one way or the other. As long as the stuff doesn’t take up too much room, it’s not always a big deal.

    For me personally, I won’t have the storage to keep something as large as Baab stored away. And I keep thinking of all the nasty critters living in his cotton to help me separate my memories from the actual stuffed animal.

    And I’m glad you like the necklace 🙂

  • Amy

    Oh my gosh, Jess…I’m impressed and proud, but I must admit I covered BunBun’s ears as I watched your video. 😉 I give you so much credit–I think I would part with half my wardrobe (even my favorite outfits!) before I’d part with my beloved stuffed animal bunny that I’ve had for over 20 years. I think you’ve been ready for Baab’s departure to a better place for a while now though. Again, I’m so proud of you!

    And I love the necklace. 🙂

  • This is so cute and lovely. Thanks for sharing! I found my baby blanket the other day, and can’t wait to have a kid so I can pass it on!

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