Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Job that Never Ends...

Yes, it goes on and ON my friends.
That's right -- I'm talking about sorting through kids clothing. You start out with something so small, and you're fully aware that you have more clothes for this tiny being then it weighs -- probably times 4 or 5. And then those clothes are grown-out of so dang fast...
more are bought...
the grown-out ones go into a bin (for the possible next child, which you don't want to think about right now)...
and more are bought...
and more are outgrown...
and more are bought...
you bring a new little guy home. You love the fact that you saved all those sweet baby clothes...
there are more bins...
and more are outgrown...
and you keep buying for the older one (although, more wisely, because you are now realizing these clothes are going to have to go through 2 fairly clumsy little boys)...
and more are outgrown (at twice the pace now)...
OK SERIOUSLY FOLKS... when DOES this cycle end.
I am guessing that it ends with this:
and then they move-out...
although, I am really hoping at some point in my life I can say, "I AM FINISHED" and start throwing the out-grown clothes into a yard sale/send to DI pile. Will that point ever come?

3 comments:

  1. I feel ya' We just don't have space for tupperware tub after tupperware tub. I'm often tempted to start chucking and I'll just start over if I loose my better judgement and give birth again. And maybe if I toss I won't be tempted to ya' know loose that better judgement thingy... But I do have two more empty seats in my van. Maybe I could just remove the bucket seats to remove that temptation.

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  2. Holy cow, I hear ya! With 3 boys i can really make myself crazy trying to keep the "things so-and-so has grown out of" separate from the "things so-and-so will be wearing in the next 3 months"...it's like a really hard brain puzzle keeping them accessible! Glad I'm not the only one who dreads that job!

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  3. I. HATE. THAT. JOB.
    While it is lovely that I have clothes for the new baby, moving with my piles of rubbermaid bins full of clothes is CRAZY. And I am trying to go through the clothes I didn't go through and should have while I was pregnant. It's like my house has been overtaken by children's clothing. I could open my own store.

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