Saturday, July 26, 2008

Golden Opportunity

My mom told me that a friend of ours is pregnant with her second child. Her first one was a girl, and her ultrasound this week shows she is having a boy. Additionally, that little boy will be born around the same time J was. They are moving to NYC, and are worried about the cost of everything. My mom told me she would accept any boy clothes I want to part with. A golden opportunity if ever there was one.

Except, I've been dragging my feet now for a couple of days. I didn't want to go through the baby stuff. I mean, J's only a year and a half. I figured I had time right? But, this morning I finally dragged out the boxes. And I figured I would give half to Kristy and keep the rest. Well, I didn't plan on 1/3 of everything having stains on it! Do you think those breastfeeding stains intensify with time because I don't remember so much stuff being stained? So, only 1/3 is going to Kristy, basically the new stuff that I have no sentimental attachment to. I know this is silly, but I'm not ready to let it go. What are the odds I keep telling myself, of me having another baby, the same sex, born at that same time? I'm just not ready. I did grab one of my favorite outfits of J's with these shoes and put this together. It's a frame box from PB, as is the clothing:


Of course, this only seems to make it harder to let go of stuff. Ridiculous uh?

11 comments:

Jenn said...

I had such a hard time parting with my boys things too. I don't think its ridiculous. I kept some I just couldn't part with.

Susan Beth said...

Not rediculous! Sentimental, yes, but there is value in sentiment!

Linda Beeson said...

I remember having so many favorites and so it was hard to part with them. The advantage is being able to pass them on to someone who will care.

Stacey Michaud said...

hehe! I have bins and bins of clothes in my basement! Wanted to let you know I sent you those pictures so if you didn't get them, check your spam filter! Enjoy!

jlaw said...

I still have baby clothes I am not willing to part with. Great idea to use the shadow box. I need to make that investment.

Close To Home said...

oh, I know how you feel. I really struggled with this after DS was born. Don't know how to part with stuff after this one. I think it's soooo natural to feel like that. You love your children, and that stuff are memories that are so meaningful. ***HUGS****

:: gingerkitty :: said...

memories are in clothes sometimes too. Take a picture scrap it


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camport said...

it doesn't get easier! I finally narrowed my boy clothes down to one rubbermaid container and only kept my absolute favorites.

And the chances of having another boy that can re-use those clothes...fairly likely. In my case anyways!

:)

ricanlaw said...

Oh I so understand. I hoard everything, everything has a sentimental value to it. So niceof you to part with the stuff to help out your friend.

Joanna said...

I'm the same way... hold on to it as long as you can because frankly, THEY GROW UP TOO STINKIN FAST!!! :)

denine zielinski said...

That is so adorable! What a great idea!