Monday, April 25, 2011

Letting Go

I'm having problems. I'm starting to realise that at the bottom of Lil Miss' wardrobe it is fast becoming a nightmare. A nightmare of clothing proportions.

But not only is it at the bottom of the wardrobe, but her draws and the hanging area too. See, it would seem that I have a problem with getting rid of her clothes. See if I did that, it would mean that yet another stage is over that I'm not entirely sure i'm ready for as that would be admiting to the fact that not only is my baby growing up, but that my baby days are coming to an end.

About 97% of the time lately I know that i'm done. Finished. There is no way this body could be pregnant again but then there is that 3% that wishes it was happening again. I am starting to wonder if this is just something that i'll always have in the back of my mind. But really, do I need to keep all these clothes on a 'maybe'? Or on a 'holy shit' moment?

Yes because if I did get pregnant again, those would be the words that would come out of my mouth first. It is not something that we have ever planned. Heck, we didn't even really think we would have 4 children but we do!

So how do I get through this? Do I keep some of it (all?) for the 'just in case' pile? Do I keep it waiting for one of my friends to have a girl who is teeny like Lil Miss was? Do I keep it for future grandkids? Yes I know, i'm clutching at the procrastination straw like a child clutches a lollypop.

What did you do with your baby's clothing?


Curvey Spice said...

Take it from someone who's been there. Bag it all up, but don't do anything rash just yet lol.

I bagged and boxed and it got moved to the shed, just in case. When I finally realised that I was absolutely done (for me this was when the girls no longer needed me to get up for them on a Saturday morning and I rediscovered the joy of a sleep in), then I gave it all away. Found it quite liberating too!

Seana Smith said...

I kept lots of things... they are up in the loft for the grandkids. I'm definitely done !

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