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You may know that Jack has a thing for.. well, things.

Like rocks, trash, and other things that he can’t bare to throw away.

Today as I was changing his sheets, I found some more… things.

I’ll let you see for yourself.

Build-A-Bear tag, homemade Christmas ornament, Sheriff badge

gluesticks (there were actually 3)

paint, silly bands, dog tags

a ping pong ball, fishing twine, 2 rocks

a bubble wand, a partially empty cap gun caps

half a crayon, scissors, and a yarn necklace

These items are not garbage.

They are treasures.

As evidenced by his hysterics when he thought I would throw them all away after taking pictures.

Our plans for tonight?

We’re sitting down as a family to watch Hoarders, to be followed by a family meeting.

This post is linked to Wordful Wednesday over at Parenting by Dummies and Seven Clown Circus.

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  1. Gramma Teetsie says:

    Poor Poor YOU!!!! (Bet you thought I would say Jack huh?) He has his Grandpa Scheriff’s genes. You, missy are in such big trouble. But when he turns 11 you might NOT want to go searching, or changing sheets etc. Then you might have a problem. And also, at 6 years old, be thankful. They aren’t Playboy Magazines yet……..

  2. Look, maybe he just needs those things in his bed. You never know what could happen in the middle of the night to necessitate the use of say: dog tags or scissors or paint or a build a bear tag or glue or string or…well, you get the picture. When I was about his age I used to sleep with books…

  3. jen@ourdailybigtop says:

    Jack and my daughter are two of a kind. I bet I could find the same things in her room except maybe rocks but you never know with her. She’s a collector!

  4. too funny! Special little treasures…as long as they stay small!

  5. grandma dawn says:

    Awww! Poor Jack! These things must be making him feel secure somehow. Ya… I’d make sure to watch Hoarders on a regular basis. That would have to make some kind of impression on him. Maybe DVR the shows and watch them over and over and over. ;)

  6. Torey Salyer says:

    OMG I seriously just LOL while looking at these pictures! Too funny!!!

  7. Boo’s room is the SAME WAY! This weekend I am going through her room…without her. Otherwise she saves EVERYTHING and I hate it.

    I may have to make her watch that show too…hmmm…

  8. Christina says:

    Too funny! Aurora is the same way. It takes forever to clean out her room, and I usually do it when she is not around just so I can throw things out!!!

  9. darcie-such the spot says:

    This is so endearing. I know a little boy who is quite similar to your Jack. Only he stores his treasures in a drawer in his closet.

    And PS. my little hoarder misses your little hoarder…

  10. great photos, and we have the same thing here. though i have girls, so it tends to be rhinestones and plastic rings.

    happy ww :)

  11. Hahaha that is SO Lilly! I hadn’t really seen similarities between Jack and Lilly until this post. Empty candy containers are her current fav.

  12. Ah ha ha! These are all tucked into his bed too? The only evidence I see on my end of such things is the desire to carry every possible toy into the car. How’d the family meeting (intervention) go?

  13. Lindsay F. says:

    Cute and sad… haha did you leave it all there?

  14. Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud says:

    My 8 year old does the same thing. Everything is a treasure! I try to be sensitive to her feelings. We talk about the items and their usefulness, etc. She’s getting better and I must admit that it does help that she no longer throws a huge fit when tossing stuff.
    Now my oldest daughter is another story. When she was younger she was a huge pat rack, didn’t throw anything out. As a matter of fact, one October afternoon I found myself trying to sniff out the location of something that smelled like death in her room. The culprit? A boiled, decorated Easter egg that was in a paper bag basket she had made at school. An Easter egg. In October.
    Yes, this is my life. lol

  15. Jenny @ says:

    I just felt like I was in an I Spy book! You should totally make this a regular, weekly post..Things Jack Keeps…or something like that.

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