Total Wardrobe Change

As the school year comes to a close and we are transitioning to warm weather attire, it was time to tidy the wardrobe.  When kids are little, it’s so easy to sort through and pull out large chunks of clothing by size.  It feels safe to assume that they won’t be wearing the same size in the fall when they need to get out their favorite old sweaters.  During the last couple of days, I’ve systematically gone through and done the purge whenever I had a free minute.  My little girl has an alarming number of tiny little leggings.  Tonight, we all sat down and sorted through it all.  Mrs. Brother Jack likes to make sure that everything that isn’t worn out goes to a good home.  It’s a great feeling to tidy up and start with a clean slate.

I tell you all of this because it dawned on me that the singular reason I struggle with so much clutter in my life is that I am no longer growing.  It’s hard to part with a 25-year-old T-shirt that is far too threadbare to wear in public when it still fits so perfectly.