Monday, January 9, 2012
The Underwear Epiphany
Clear back on black Friday, I found myself almost in tears while standing in line to check out at Fred Meyer. They had a BOGO sale on underwear, and I decided to buy a pack for each of the kids. No big deal, right? But in my crazy, emotional, no-sleep-all-night, and pregnant (you can blame everything on the baby on board) state of mind, it was a big deal to me. I was buying Maisey underwear from the little girls section. THE LITTLE GIRLS SECTION!!!! Not the toddler section. It was a big realization to me that she is growing up and getting bigger. I mean, I just turned in her application for kindergarten! That's just crazy to me. And then there was buying underwear for Gage. He's my baby. He's got the cutest little diaper bum. Part of me wants him to stay my baby forever. Especially since the next baby is a girl. He's my baby BOY! This probably makes no sense. But while standing in line I just had this realization that my family is getting older, that I'm getting older, and there is absolutely NOTHING I can do about it. So I tried my darnedest to fight the tears in the Fred Meyer line that early November morning, while appreciating my little (but getting older) family. Funny what underwear can do to your mind!