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I hate sorting clothes April 5, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashlieaxandike @ 10:02 pm

I decided today to go through S’s old clothes to get out some summer clothes for C. He has mainly winter(since it’s been winter, it’s normal…)


I pull out the tubber for 12-18 month(which is what I think he’s in now) and the one labeled 2t-winter/3t-summer thinking maybe some of the 2t summer is in there(cause where else would it be? there isn’t another tubber of 2t stuff! nice labeling, huh?). I start pulling out clothes making one large pile of clothes I think would fit C, a very small pile of clothes that I can tell are too small, and a even smaller pile of clothes I think are too big. horrendous process, and horribly mind-numbing considering mostly all the clothes are hand-me-downs and in various stages of shrinkage, so I’m not able to just look at the labels. constantly guessing whether it looks big enough. I’m actually holding sleepers upright on the floor next to me trying to imagine that the empty sleeper is actually C and is he really that big or bigger(or smaller?) I get about half-way done and S comes in and decides he wants to wear one of the shirts. I tell him these are clothes for C, he won’t fit in them, but he persists, so I put it on him, mainly just to have that ‘I told you so’ moment that would end the conversation so I could get back to what I was doing. Well, the shirt he picked from the large pile of clothes I thought would fit C fit S perfect. Grrr… I get mostly done, and S comes in another time and sees a spiderman outfit he wants to wear. Again we start the whole conversation about these clothes are his old clothes, they are for C, he won’t fit, and again I give in and let him try it on, you know, to end the conversation. AGAIN-he fits in it. freakishly he fits in it, and I’m beginning to question a few things-like my ability to look at a peice of clothing and judge if it fits, Why I have all these clothes in storage if they still fit him, and the big one of the day-WHY does my 3 year old fit in his 24month spiderman outfit? He is not growing? Has he always been this big?

I gave up and now my house is being overrun by piles of clothes. (this sorting project and almost every other piece of clothing for all 3 of my children on the other side of the room. I was about ready to throw everything out and go buy new clothes until my sister reminded me that if I’m not able to decipher what child will fit into what at home, why would I be able to do that at the store?


4 Responses to “I hate sorting clothes”

  1. Lace Says:

    Ash, I found this hillarious!!! Nothing drives me more crazy than sorting through Ayz clothes and deciding what to put away!!! Even NEW clothes do not run the same in sizes… When I put them away I’m thinking of when my next child will wear them, there are things that are 0-3 months that Ayz wore when she was 9 months old, but it drives me crazy to put them in the 9 month box when they are labled 0-3 and what if the next baby is bigger? And then sorting through everything else to find what will fit her… yeah, you used the perfect word: Mindnumbing!!! I totally feel that way too! Also Ayz loves to help with the laundry so my nice little piles of will it fit and it won’t fit get all mixed up and scattered as well!
    So good luck!!! Good thing we love being moms so much or we wouldn’t find these kind of things endearing!!!

  2. Kim Says:

    You are welcome to Jothy’s old clothes as well. You know I am pretty hip on the whole getting things in the right bin…I label it to the age Jothy fit into it and completely ignore the sizes (at least the ones that were wrong and I throw those into the size he fit into it…) hope that all made sense. Anyway, in the future, you could do what I do…I just leave an empty bin in the closet, and then if I find that they have grown out of a shirt or a pair of pants, I just throw it into the bin…and just judge the sizing, when I feel like they are all grown out of that “size” I write the age on the bin and put it in the garage…I don’t even “fill” it up to the top…just put the clothes that fit them during that size. Confusing right? Well, it works here at the crazy O family home…if you need help judging sizes, I would love to come and help!

  3. Trina Says:

    Ash I am so sorry….that sounds so frustrating!!! I hate going through tanners clothes….although I need to do it soon. I have to keep the cloths my aunt L gave me in one pile and then the clothes my aunt C gave me in another pile and then keep the ones that I have bought together. My aunts want their clothes back when I am done with them. So going through and organizing them takes days!!! I hate it, I have been putting it off for ever and it is just getting more and more work to do. I hate it!!!!!

  4. Lace Says:

    Hey Ash I just sent you an e-mail at your gmail account… I can’t remember if that’s your most current one or not, so I thought I’d let you know just incase…

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