Not to get all TMI on you all, but we’re in the thick of some big family planning decisions around here. I would love to have more babies I think, but we’re trying to be thoughtful about the timing and about what makes the most sense for us and for our future.
Before we moved this summer, I donated, gifted and tossed basically all of our baby clothes. Truthfully, it was a little heart-breaking. I’m the kind of person that can remember what I was wearing at every single important (and semi-important) event in my life. Isn’t that weird? There’s a similar memory attachment to my kids clothes too.
But, after three girls in a row, most of the clothes had been passed down once or twice (poor Evie!) and they were just done. It made sense to not waste precious storage space any more. I did keep a couple of really special pieces – blessing dresses and some of the really teeny tiny clothes from the newborn days. And I love to have one or two of those items framed – maybe in the hallway to the girls bathroom?
I also love all the vintage bathing suit ideas that have been floating around for the past couple years. Shoes, purses, wallets, jewelry, glasses – all of these would look great for those heirlooms you’d like to be able to enjoy, but that need protecting (like my grandmother’s buttons).