Monday, May 17, 2010

Too Much of a Good Thing

Could someone please explain why 3 rather smallish boys have enough clothes to dress an entire orphanage? On second thought make that three orphanages. Seriously even one of the boys has at least twice the clothes I have. Maybe I have kids clothing OCD and I don't know it.


By the end of the day each boy will be down to a reasonable amount of clothing. What's reasonable? 10-12 Shirts, 5-7 pair of pants, 1-2 pair of pj's, and a couple of jackets, and 1 swim suit. At least that's the plan. I have a lot of work to do. Better get cracking!

8 comments:

Z. Marie said...

I'm doing the same thing at my house right now! It helps that Laura has recently outgrown a bunch of things.

Jae said...

Wowza! You got your work cut out for you Shannon!

David said...

I think I know why our weight estimate was so high :)

Shannon said...

I have been keeping out grown clothes because with 3 boys I just keep passing it down, but I also never say no to other peoples hand-me-downs. Time to get rid of a bunch of stuff.

Jae I just folded a bunch of clothes and thought "Weren't those Ronin and Liam's?" so this is partly your fault. A lot of little Gian's clothes in there too!

David- You are NOT funny!

Jill said...

Oh I'm doing the same things too! I just gave away 3 boxes of clothes - and I still have another box to sell at the yard sale this Friday.

And how many outfits does a 1 year old need??

Monica said...

wow. you were NOT kidding in our phone conversation today were you??? GOOD LUCK, girl. YOU CAN DO IT.

Shannon said...

The really sad thing about that picture is when I took it I thought that was all the kids clothes but it wasn't. There was a load in the washer AND in the dryer plus I totally forgot Alonzo's clothes so that is only a bit over half the clothes I had to go through today.

Connie said...

We believe in handmedowns, and although my daughter loves her girly stuff, she likes getting cool tshirts from her big brother. I can't find clothes that fit well here easily, or our last post, so I have to order in advance of the next growth spurt. (My kids are very tall, very skinny...I'm behind on jeans actually, my son just outgrew his!) I tend to have 'clothes to grow into', 'clothes for now' and 'clothes that haven't been tossed yet'.