I have to admit that I am a bit of a wreck tonight and when I think about it, I can't pinpoint why.
We are moving in a few weeks and I have to pack up. I'm organized, not overwhelmed, doing a few boxes each night, no problem. Until I hit the kids room with the secret cupboard. In that cupboard, I've squirreled away all their baby clothes. Yes, all three kids, all their clothes. While all my friends have wisely consigned all the clothing that is too small as the kids grow up, for some reason, I am absolutely compelled to keep it. All of it. When I think about giving away all the baby nighties and onsies, I burst into sobs. Every single outfit has sentimental value and I can't figure out why I am so attached to it all. I have lovely photos and books to remember everything about when they were little, but getting rid of the physical clothing is really causing me trouble.
Why am I so attached to their clothing??? I don't wish for another little one. I have no one that I am saving it for. I just can't let it leave our house. It feels like I am giving way the memories of them as babies.
Please, if you experience this or have any suggestions for how to make this easier, please let me know how you deal with this.