But perserverance pays off. See those paper boxes in the foreground? I now have 14 such boxes filled with cool rocks, sea shells, books, school projects, Dungeons & Dragon figures painstakingly assembled and painted in minute detail, miniature ship collections. You name it - we probably got it! Ultimately I got it packed up, then organized my own collection of fabrics and other important sewing-type stuff. Ta da!
This gave me time to reflect....at what point does a collection become a hoard? I recently visited The House on the Rock - an southern Wisconsin tourist attraction. It was all decked out for the holidays with over 4000 Santas ranging from trinkets to figures over 6 feet tall. Thankfully, I can safely say neither I or my offspring have 4000 of anything!
If you visit the House on the Rock, wear good walking shoes. For more info, see: