Cleaning Out The Closet

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If you don’t believe that that you toddler is growing up at lightening speed, take a look in their closet. There is something about packing away my daughter’s outgrown clothes that makes me so sad. The realization that she is not a baby anymore is almost surreal. As I put away her 18 – 24 months clothes, I can’t help wondering how these past two & a half years went by so quickly.

She is becoming less and less dependent on mommy. The phrase, “I can do it.” has become a more common expression these days. She no longer wants to sit on mommy’s lap to read her bedtime stories before I kiss her goodnight. “I sit in the big girl bed & read stories.” What happened to my little girl?

This weekend my husband & I left for an out of state wedding. It was the first time that we have gotten away together since she was born. When we got back, I swear she got bigger. She even acted older. STOP GROWING SO FAST. I know everyone says that two is terrible & believe me we have contended with some fits & tantrums, but this has been by far my favorite age. With only infancy & year one to choose from, I suppose it was an easy choice, but I am not quite ready for her to slide into her 3’s just yet.

So Mai, do Mommy a favor & slow it down a little & maybe tonight let mommy read you a book while you sit on her lap.

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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16 Responses to Cleaning Out The Closet

  1. I know this feeling well and still can’t believe my oldest will be starting kindergarten in the fall!

  2. I avoid going through my daughter’s clothes until I absolutely have to. I can’t believe my last baby will be 3 next month!

  3. If you have one special shirt or jacket you’d like as a keepsake, you can mail it to me and I’ll turn it into a tooth fairy pillow for your little girl! I love to do this for my family and friends. 🙂

  4. momlovespinterest says:

    I’ve gone through my daughters baby bins of clothes a few times and she’s not even 2 yet. I’ve cried every time. Haha. But seriously they grow ridiculously fast!

  5. Sasha says:

    Oh I am completely with you in this one!! They NEED to stop getting so big! How I wish they could be two forever. . .

  6. My second is 14 months old now and I have a huge box full of small clothes and beautiful memories. Each onesie has a story. Every stain take me back. I stared at the box for a whole yesterday, and although the responsible thing to do would be to give them away to the less fortunate, I can’t get myself to do anything for now. It’s really very painful.

  7. JulesJ says:

    I am going through this exact same thing right now as well. So happy to see my little one growing and becoming more independent but at the same time I wish over and over that she would stay small forever.

  8. I did this again a few weeks bag, yet another bag of clothes that he has grown out of, off up to the loft for baby number 2 whenever that may happen in the future! I was away with work last month for 6 days and when I got back, his whole face had changed. It is just unbelievable how quickly they grow up!

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