Yesterday, Berkeley saw a picture of a bride, which sparked the following conversation.
B: Do wedding dresses always have no sleeves?
me: No. Wedding dresses come in all types of styles. Don’t you remember the pictures of me in my wedding dress? My dress had sleeves.
B: Oh, yeah. I forgot.
me: Actually, I still have my wedding dress.
B: You do? Then how come you never wear it?
me: (laughing at the thought of me wearing my wedding dress while I went grocery shopping) Where do you think I should wear it?
B: Well, like to church or something.
me: Ummmmm. . . probably not. A wedding dress is usually something you wear only for your wedding.
B: Then why do you still keep it if you don’t wear it anymore?
me: I guess just to remember that special day.
B: So, sometimes you just take it out and look at it?
me: Well, I don’t think I’ve ever really done that.
B: Why not?
Good question. Why am I keeping it? (Maybe I should wear it to church!) I guess there’s a lot of things like that around our house. I haven’t looked at them in years, but can’t bear parting with them. Please don’t report me to Hoarders*!
However, I have a whole slew of things that I am parting with this week. The past few days, my time has been consumed by preparing to consign all of my maternity clothes and the little girl clothes in sizes from newborn to 18 months that have been taking up precious storage space. They have served us well, but now it is time to let go. I’ve gotten a little nostalgic as I’ve pressed and tagged some of my favorite little baby dresses and onesies, but it actually feels good to PURGE. And now my added incentive to get rid of this stuff is so that our family room will no longer look like this:
*I can’t watch this show because it really freaks me out. I saw the Oprah episode about it and that was almost too much for me to handle!