Hey y’all! I was out with some girlfriends over the weekend and while talking about a trillion different topics, we touched on handing down gently used children’s clothes, repurposing special outfits, etc. Here’s part of the convo:
Girlfriend: Did you keep anything from when LittleTDJ was a baby?
MrsTDJ: Yeah, him. I kept him.
They all laughed at me, but I was dead serious. I’m not sure why, but no, I’ve not chosen to keep any items from when he was a little baby. Typically, I’m the rose petals inside the dictionary, first letter MrTDJ ever handwrote to me, ticket stub from the ’92 Nature by Nature concert keeping kinda chick.
For some reason though, I’d not kept a single miniature version of LittleTDJ’s stuff. I’ve gone tons of pictures and even some video. Perhaps it’s because I’m also getting on MrTDJ about being a packrat and saving “too much crap”. When we bought our home 4 years ago, I realized that we wouldn’t have that much storage space, so I purged tons of stuff. Romance novels I’d been holding for 15 years, flyers from college football games I’d attended, etc.
Now? My first instinct is to either throw it out or if it’s gently used, pass it on. Here’s hoping that LittleTDJ doesn’t come to me one day asking for bronze baby shows. *lol* Guess I’d have to stall him long enough to buy something off ebay that looked “aged”.
Are you keeper of things? For the mothers reading, did you save any items from the first 2 years of your baby’s life?