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She does this with any "yummy" food gift that is pretty non-perishable (they ate the homemade cookies pretty quick, though ). I mean, we give her things she can "use up" because other things just sit around her house, too (and she doesn't use them) and has asked for things that she can "use up" but then they just live in her tiny and very cluttered kitchen instead
Oh, the food hoarding really irks me! My MIL and Grandmother-IL's are terrible with that, especially with favors from bridal and baby showers.. they actually go inside of display cases for YEARS (sure, candy and cookies probably won't attract bugs, but geez, the favors were meant to be enjoyed orally, not visually.)
Same goes for other "disposable" gifts we try to give.. like personalized notepads and calendars.. people say "I don't want to use it up, it's so precious" even though they know we'll give more the next year.
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Speaking of high school yearbooks...

i can't get myself to get rid of mine. I want to... but it was just so fascinating leafing through my grandmother's. I don't know what I should do about that. *sigh*

Ugh. I hate stuff that comes with emotional baggage.
Yearbooks are an issue for me too. I have hs and college as well as DHs hs ones. They take up an entire shelf.

When we were little, my cousins and I LOVED looking at the aunt's/uncle's old yearbooks. We did it all the time, never tired of it.

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My mom does this. "saves" things. Summer before last, I found this awesome local honey that is sooooo delicious. She was staying at my house and she was really loving that honey (and I had other honey available for her to use, too), so I gave her half my jar. She still has it sitting at her house and uses other honey instead. One day I asked her why, and she said because it was so tasty she only wanted to use it on special occasions so it would last longer. I mean, I can understand this until you factor in the fact that it's so easy to get anytime! I told her "you know, mom, I can just get you more when you're done with it..." She still hasn't finished it, but at least she sometimes uses it now...
I have one of those mothers too. My mom really likes handmade soaps.

A long time ago, I picked two bars from a local brewery, one for me and one for her. Last time I was at her house, I saw the bar displayed on her bathroom shelf. She says its too good to use......
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Yearbooks are an issue for me too. I have hs and college as well as DHs hs ones. They take up an entire shelf.

When we were little, my cousins and I LOVED looking at the aunt's/uncle's old yearbooks. We did it all the time, never tired of it.



I have one of those mothers too. My mom really likes handmade soaps.

A long time ago, I picked two bars from a local brewery, one for me and one for her. Last time I was at her house, I saw the bar displayed on her bathroom shelf. She says its too good to use......
Yeah, I'm considering getting her another thing of it, so she can just feel free to USE IT. And then when she's done with the first one, I'll get her a third so she can eat the second without "risk" She likes it! I want her to be able to enjoy it without feeling guilty. She has a serious guilt issue, pretty much exclusively self-imposed.
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