Special Parenting Ritual
Here we go again…I am transitioning Little MPB to the next size up in clothing.
I thought we’d be in size 2 for a few months longer. But, Little MPB decided to go through a massive growth spurt, and as much as I’ve tried to put off changing out his dresser drawers, it’s time to admit that I really needs to be change out his drawers. He is starting to look a little silly with his pants being too short and his shorts starting to look like some sort of baby short-shorts.
Thankfully, I don’t have to go shopping in order to change his clothing size. You see, I always keep the next size of clothing stashed away in his closet – often I pick up cute things as I see them, or people gift them to us, or when we go to the USA we go on a shopping spree and collect a lot at once because everything is so much cheaper. (I know one day Little MPB will care more about the process of buying clothing, but for now, I embrace that we get to pick everything out).
I know many mom’s dread this particular activity, presumably because it indicates their little baby is literally growing up.
Not me. I actually love this activity. In fact, I love it so much, it may just be one of my most special parenting rituals. I love how this is a literal reminder that he is here, healthy and growing up just as he should.
As I switch out the clothing, it’s always just me, alone, quietly in Little MPB’s room. I get to quietly reminiscing over the clothing he’s outgrown – and setting aside a few of my favourite pieces to keep. How amazing it is that I get to dress this tiny human and show him the world. But mostly, I just reflect on how fortunate I am to have him in our lives.
And this time, it looks like it’s going to be a lot more fun, as Little MPB has started taking an interest in his clothing. Don’t get me wrong, he’d still rather be naked most of the time, but he has just starting to help pick his shirt in the morning. And, right now, he is absolutely loving seeing all his new shirts! Randomly during the day, he’ll look at his shirt and say Mommy, look at my shirt! or Mommy, see Marshall on my shirt? as he holds his shirt out as far as he can. It is truly adorable.
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