I have this thing about my kids clothes. The thing is, I LIKE BUYING THEM CLOTHES. I get in trouble frequently for this. It's just that the old ones get so boring after awhile. And I hate it when the really cheap clothes look like poop after washing them a couple of times.
Luckily, I live in a city that has outlet stores. I love outlet stores (and Ebay!) Alot of the time you can find higher quality clothes for Walmart prices so how could I NOT buy them? It would be like wasting money for me NOT to get a couple $4 shirts at OshKosh. Right? RIGHT?!!
The problem is - we have tiny closets. Miniature, puny, ridiculous, TINY closets. The other problem is - I have saved EVERYTHING. Not only are the kids' closets chuck full of stuff, but we have multiple rubbermaid bins in our garage full of baby clothes they've all grown out of.
Also, we may not be having any more children. And I say "may not" because if I say "for sure not" someone will have to come mop me up, because I will be laying in a puddle of my own tears under my desk.
So it was time to get rid of all the baby clothes. (And the clothes the kids don't wear that are still hanging out in their closets.) I have spent the ENTIRE day going through clothes. Literally. Ok, I had to also take care of my children a couple of times...like in between Dora movies and stuff. But other than that ALL DAY.
The kids closets are now reasonable, and the rubbermaid binS are now down to ONE. But I have to say that it was HOOOOOOORRRRRRRIIIIIBBBBBBBBBBBBLLLEE.
I looked at every baby sleeper, and little dress, and the 52 blue onesies with puppies or footballs, remembering each of my chubby little babies in them. And every time I put one of thosebaby outfits into the D.I. pile a piece of my heart went with it. And we really had a LOT of clothes - - that's a lot of little pieces of heart that will be selling at D.I.
They better go to good homes.
Yeah, I'm definitely not saying that we will have no more babies. Even just typing that makes me all sad inside. Someone better get a mop....