If you’ve read early posts on this blog, you’ll know that I bought most of Vinay’s clothes (to 9 months) before he was born. There is a good reason for this – it has to do with being in London over the summer, being due in September and living in Lagos.
I didn’t realise quite how many gifts he would receive. And I also didn’t realise that he would spend most of his time wearing a vest or pyjamas.
My mum regularly sends him t-shirts or shorts or trousers. He still receives clothing as gifts and I still keep buying him more!
Each time we travel I buy a whole bunch of t-shirts and shorts, but I buy them in a bigger size. You know… Just in case.
But then I lose track of what I’ve bought and what I still need to get.
He has three pairs of pyjamas in 3-4 years.
And he still has two or three packs of vests in 18-24 months that are unopened.
Last year when I went to London I went a little overboard. *embarrassed face*
I bought him SO many clothes. I think I was feeling a bit guilty for leaving him for a week…
He has worn/is wearing some of the clothes I got him. And some were too big.
I was thinking about him starting nursery soon and that he would need all those clothes.
Anyway, so yesterday I was going through all his clothes that are too small and/or not in good condition and putting them aside. Then I opened the new cupboard (he LOVES this cupboard) and took out all his new stuff and started going through what will fit him now.
I think I took out at least fifteen or twenty t-shirts for him to start wearing when he goes back to school.
HOW did I buy him SO many?! And how did I not notice??? Maybe I shop for him because it’s more fun than shopping for myself (since nothing fits)?
They were all 2-3 years.
He was absolutely thrilled. He is his mother’s son, after all.
I kept the clothes that were still too big aside (to put back in the cupboard) and V asked me why I was putting them there. I explained that they didn’t fit him as they were too big.
V: Yes. This t-shirts still big. Mama, when the clothes get smaller I wear them?
Me: No, baby. When you get bigger you can wear them!
Never a dull moment with him around!