Oh, things definitely hold memories for me. I choose to keep a few things, like a cute outfit that reminds me of something. I just know that we will have years and years of memories to make with each other. I am just really ready to move forward with my family. I am looking forward to the things I can do with older kids. For whatever reason, I am just done with babies. I love them, but I just don't want any more myself. I feel complete. So, it isn't as hard to part with stuff now like it was with just my DS. I had a hard time giving his clothes away. There were shirts or outfits that I just loved and hated to part with.
I'm still having a hard time packing clothes in what to keep and what to get rid of. I keep looking at a onesie and how cute it was on them and then think, I could save it and make a quilt for them with all my favs! I thought the same thing with my older ones, so I've kept many of their fav tshirts, but have I done them? Heck no. I've also hung onto their really good dresses, the classic ones that you still see in stores today. I'm sure I'll do the same with these kiddos so their kids can wear a couple outfits they used to wear. And then I think, well my older kids could have kids in 5 years... It's hard to let them go! Irrational, right?
DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
Sorry Mel, not totally what I meant. Of course you have memories of certain things. I just see myself in those hoarder episodes sometimes... holding onto things because it feels like getting rid of them gets rid of the memories. I have sooo much stuff, and I come from a long line of hoarders. lol
And Tracey, not too irrational. My mom had 8 kids, there are about 17 years from first to last, and she kept lots of clothes that most of us wore, especially the nice dresses. And it has been so fun to see Brilee wear what were some of my favorite dresses. She wears them long after they really fit (thankfully long dresses were in in the late 70s early 80s) but I think she loves knowing I wore them, and I love seeing her in them.
Rachel, momma to 4
dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.