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captainswife's picture
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I've been going through all my photo albums trying to see which pics I want to scrap....and there are a couple cute ones of us as a family from when I was a kid....however, I have no idea whether or not I want to scrap them...my dad was a really abusive jerk a lot of the times...but then of course there are some good memories there too. We don't see him anymore though (i think it's been about 7 years for me)...Maybe I could airbrush my step dads face in there. Lol jk...some of my cutest pics have my dad in them so I'd be losing a big chunk if I didn't...I dunno what to do ...anyone have any thoughts?

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I understand your feelings completely. My dad was awful too. (long story there) and I haven't seen him in over 5 years, but it makes me not even want to scrap anything from my childhood, though there are some good memories. So, do what your heart is ready for. If you find a few fun memories you'd like to scrap, go with it! {{hugs}}

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I'm thinking that u should do whatever u want to do. but maybe......

scrapping those hard times mixed with good times would be some sort of therapy for you?

anyway ultimately do what u wanna do

K9Trainer's picture
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You've got great advice from Charys. I hope you can find at least enough peace to scrap your good memories Karen. HUGS!

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I would scrap them anyhow. He was in your life no matter the good or bad, kinda like having pics of old boyfriends Wink I dont throw them away, cause they were in my life at one point.

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"spottedjagiwar" wrote:

I would scrap them anyhow. He was in your life no matter the good or bad, kinda like having pics of old boyfriends Wink I dont throw them away, cause they were in my life at one point.

hmmm...actually I have thrown away pics of old boyfriends so now who knows. LOL

Thanks for the help ladies. I may scrap a couple with him in but just make the focus/title on something else in the pic like siblings or funny clothes we're wearing or something. All the rest of the photos I think I will keep but not scrap

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Joined: 10/05/07
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I have come to this same issue with pictures of my husband's father. He was very abusive and my husband has not seen nor talked to his father in 18 years. But he does remember good times with him occasionally.

So I guess if it was a happy time for the family, why not scrap it. But if it was just you and him and you do not feel comfortable then don't do it. I agree with just go with your gut.

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"captainswife" wrote:

I may scrap a couple with him in but just make the focus/title on something else in the pic like siblings or funny clothes we're wearing or something. All the rest of the photos I think I will keep but not scrap

This sounds good. I would think you would want to use the group photos and just stay away from ones that focus on him.

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Joined: 10/29/07
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Karen and Charys, I just wanted to send hugs... I don't know what I would do if I were you??? Maybe have the title flow over to the pic where some letters could cover him up or on corel paint shop pro you can add in your stepdad lol really Smile

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ITA with Charys. If it bothers YOU, don't do it. If it's someone in your family you think it might bother, just don't show them the page. Like you said, you have some good memories of your dad, so those ones are worth remembering, right?