I find it so hard to delete e-mail photos of children

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

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This week my colleagues at The Breeze were surprised by an aspect of my behaviour.

Most of my friends would say I’m a bit cold-hearted and sometimes come across a bit blunt.

The last few minutes of our phone calls always consist of us going back and forth and saying goodbye over and over again in slightly different ways.

But there is a softer side to my personality which my colleagues find surprising. You see, I’m unable to hit delete on an e-mail when it contains photos of children and babies.

My computer is jam-packed with photos of my family dating back over many years which I just can’t get rid of.

It’s not just my own kids though. My boss had a baby daughter back in January and the usual photo was e-mailed around to all staff showing his new arrival.

This is exactly the type of e-mail I can’t delete.

It feels so final hitting the button and zapping a little baby. How could I be so mean?

Bizarrely, this behaviour only applies to young kids.

I have no problem deleting photos of my adult colleagues or of my pet dog, Daisy.

I’ve deleted her from my iPhone many times to free up space.

Lou: Whoever knew Jez was so sentimental? This is the man who didn’t even cry when his children were born!

I was very surprised and never suspected he’d be so soppy over deleting an e-mail.

After all, deleting a photo doesn’t harm anyone.

But I suppose everyone can be overly sentimental at times. My boyfriend gets really annoyed when I phone my mum because we’re both rubbish at saying goodbye.

The last few minutes of our phone calls always consist of us going back and forth and saying goodbye over and over again in slightly different ways.

We both seem to really struggle with actually hanging up.

But then my boyfriend can be pretty soppy at times. He’s such a softy when it comes to children’s films.

He was actually in tears by the end of Toy Story 3 and I think Inside Out sent him into a deep depression.

These are films meant for young children...

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