Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Still Growing!

Munchkin is still growing.  Just in case you were wondering!  Which you probably weren't.  I mean, kids grow.  That's kind of the point in being a kid.  You grow up, physically and mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

You'd think I wouldn't be surprised that Munchkin is growing up.  But I was still taken aback when I sorted through his clothes last week, and discovered that he needs a whole new batch.  Again.  Thanks to the Onesie-bummsies we are at least getting some really good mileage out of his singlets!  But I finally had to conclude that the long sleeved onesies were too short in the arms.  He's still wearing some to bed at night, 'cos I have yet to figure out what else to dress him in for bed!

I ended up with a massive pile of culled clothes, and nowhere but the dining table to store them. Not a good look, especially when trying to keep the dining table clutter-free.

The clothes containers re-sorted

The discard pile!

I had to go on a household mission and find another container I could empty out to use for Munchkin's clothes.

This is now the post-Munchkin pile.  We have sold a few things.  And loaned out a few more.  But this is most of it.  Now, just to remind you that my boy is only 16 months old.  Yup.  That's a whole lot of clothes for one body for a short space of time!

Let me put this in perspective for you.  The bottom three boxes in this pile contain JUST Munchkin's clothes.  The pile comes up to my shoulders.  I am 160cm tall (five foot three).

See what I mean?!  HUGE PILE OF CLOTHES!

I had to put his gorgeous red winter cardigan into storage today.  Very sad.  It is SO cute.  But the weather is getting warmer and the boy is getting taller. 



MaxineD said...

Oh the joys of children - this will go on for a few years yet, not always at this rate, but certainly constantly!

Elizabeth said...

Ahhh yes - growing... we're at the 'uh oh we have to buy some summer clothes' stage as well :-(! Got some second-hand stuff; fantastic for Playcentre, but old... so still need a few more things to beef up her wardrobe.