Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Do I *Really* Need a Onesie?

The mountains of baby clothes were slowly beginning to take over Lily's room. For some reason, I just didn't want to get rid of them! I mean, I think we're done having kiddos. Brandon's a little more sure than I am. I don't really need to keep all these clothes, but so many memories were attached to each little piece of clothing. The pink outfit that Camille wore when she first met my grandparents; the blue dress she wore at her dedication; the Carter's onesie set that Lily wore over and over again in her first month. Oh, my.....how can I just send these things down the river? Perhaps I think that by holding onto these things I keep a little piece of their infant days....I don't know. But seriously, do I really need a onesie?!?! How in the world can I keep *everything*??

I've done well and have already sent one box to consign at Wiggles & Giggles. I went in there the other day to take a bunch of maternity clothes and had this ridiculous sadness come over me when I saw my baby's stuff hanging on the racks. I actually took one thing off the rack and brought it back home! HA! I do have an excuse for that one though - - it was a Valentine's outfit of Camille's that she really wanted for "Curly" her teddy bear.

So, today I went through two boxes of things in preparation for consigning at a spring sale. I kept a few things back, though. I think I may make each girl a kind of crazy quilt using some of their more special outfits. I just can't get rid of all of these things - - not yet :)


Sarah said...

I had the hardest time letting some of McCade's stuff go...especially because I knew that he was my last little boy. I would love to see the quilts that you make...what an awesome idea!!!

PS: Are we still on for tomorrow around 11am???

Mommyto3K's said...

I could have written your post. I've been going through closets and toys today too. It just must be that time of year. I've been trying to decided if I should hold onto things or purge. I can remember things just like you, oh I bought this outfit for this and that book for Kaden when he was 2 months old and etc. My attic has been taken over by art work. I can not throw anything away. It's all too special. I'm a sentimental pack rat!!