I was cleaning out Matthew’s closet today since the weather has finally changed for real. It’s cold. All he has in his closet that fits is shorts, jeans, and short-sleeved t-shirts – so it was time to pull out the sweaters, long-sleeved T’s, and more pants.
I’ve been slow in moving things out of his closet – it’s a big chore. I bought altogether too many clothes in 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 month sizes. I was super excited about having a baby and bought enough clothes for two babies (but averaged $8 per item!) – it’s embarrassing (yet – my uber-honest self is admitting it here). I still had all of his hanging 6-12 months clothes on the top rack of the closet (the folded stuff was long gone because drawer space is much more limited than closet space), but needed to free that space up now for the 12-18 month pants and t’s that still fit, freeing up the bottom rack for sweaters, hoodies, bigger jeans for December onward, etc.
Going through all of the clothes I’ve bought for 18 months – 3 years, I’m proud to say that the buying has gotten WAY under control. I mean – besides his stack of sweaters (I just love sweaters on little boys), what we have of each item is perfect through next summer. No need for pants, shorts, t-shirts (unless they’re the Junk Food brand from Baby G.ap), or sweaters. I am so proud… and I’m even more proud that at least half of his future stash was bought at consignment shops!
He’s getting so big, I cannot believe it. I held up some 2T shorts and B asked if they were for a kindergartener. Nope – they’re for our boy next summer. Unreal. The fun part, though, is that they will be super cute – even if they mean he’s growing up. I can’t wait to see him running around in his cargo shorts and big-kid T’s 😉