With a few extra hours on Sunday afternoon to ourselves, I decided that we were going to take the plunge and dive into the kids’ closets and drawers to determine what they have for spring and summer clothes and what they need.
While I really don’t enjoy this chore much — and neither do the kids — it is fun for me and for them to see how much they have grown in just a short amount of time. And it feels so good when it is done.
Grace’s drawer with summer shorts is now depleted, many of the bermudas not looking long any more. Ben’s swimming suit is gearing up for a flood, and Lucas’ dress pants and shirts from last summer are now in a pile to hand down to my cousin’s boys.
All in all we put together a bag for Goodwill, two for a girlfriend’s daughter and two for my cousin. We tossed out some of the well-worn items and put some of Ben’s clothing in boxes to save for Lucas.
And now we have a list of what we need to buy for the warm months: tank tops, shorts and a swimming suit for Ben, athletic pants for Lucas since all but one have holes in the knees and it doesn’t look like shorts weather is around the immediate corner; and a little bit of everything — shorts, shirts, swimming suit, sandals — for Grace.
After we were done putting together our list, Ben looked at me and said unhappily, “Ugh, now we have to go shopping.”
“When do we get to go shopping?”