Today I was working in Will’s room, packing up clothes that he has out grown and got a little sad. We are not going to have any more children, so this is the last time these clothes will be used by my kids. (They will move on to my sister, so hopefully they will be used again.) When I packed up the clothes after Jack was finished with them I thought maybe we would have another boy and they would get used again. Even though I wasn’t sure then if we use them again the possibility was there. This time it is done and made me a bit sad.
As I folded all of the clothes I thought about who gave them to us and when they wore them. Some of the clothes were new for Will, like the see you later alligator outfit and the outfit he wore to my cousin Aaron’s wedding. Then there were the clothes that both boys wore, the little blue one piece with worms and the chicks dig me onesie. I thought, “did I take enough photos of these so I will remember them all,” since neither of the boys will.
Believe me I don’t want to have another baby, I am so happy with my little family. I just think of things that I do with William and say this is the last time I will be doing this with my kids, like bathing him in the sink at my parents house or carrying him in the bucket carseat. There will be a lot of these things over the years as he grows up. I will hold all of these wonderful memories with me and try to tell him enough of them so he will remember them too.