Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Great Clothing Changeover

Well, it's here again. Warm weather means it is that time of year when we change the closets, drawers, dressers, and any other place we find to store clothes in this house. It happens every April and every October. I find myself in the middle of piles and piles of clothes wondering how many times could I have possibly come in from GAP? I told Big T if we took every piece of clothing, winter and summer for all 13 of us and stacked them in a pile how high would it be? MY WORD at the clothes. But once it's all spread out, hung up, put away neatly in drawers, and winter clothes are put away in bins, it really doesn't seem like that much. Of course we are nowhere near completed on our project of the "great change over", but a few are. Thank goodness little J's clothes don't take that much work and the big kids can do their own. BUT, they know I must inspect what gets passed down or taken out for Good Will. We truly try to be good stewards with our clothing and find someone in the family that will be able to use it or take it to the Salvation Army. We have also been known to make a pretty good amount twice a year at our community's consignment sale. Each spring I find myself in disbelief that each child has outgrown as much as they have. Do they have to grow so fast? I know I should be thankful for such healthy kids, but that does mean new clothes for some or unfortunately more hand me downs for those that fall correctly in the order. Maybe we'll be done by the time warm weather is here to stay.


Momma-of-5 said...

Thanks for the reality check! I was just dreading the switch over here in "no where near 11 kids" land. I needed that...thank you. God doesn't call us to throw ourselves pity parties, does he!?!?!?

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Laura said...

Going through clothes drives me crazy!! I know it has to be done, but it rates up there with my least favorite seasonal chore. I only have 4!