(Post from April 27 that didn't quite make it because of my mac issues hopefully being fixed today!)
My wonderful husband brought all 6, 14 gallon tubs of Ethan's clothing up our 4 flights of stairs yesterday morning so my mom and I could sort through them and get organized for spring/summer. Before one can get out the spring and summer clothes, one must put away the fall/winter clothes. We still had some 12 month stuff hanging out in his room and then all of the 18 month winter stuff. Mom and I have done this project at least 2 other times together, so we have kind of a system now which helps. So, I tore about E-man's dresser and closet and Mom helped entertain the boy. Once that step was complete, we brought in literally 4 more bins of 2T and 24 month clothing we needed to check for size/season. This project took about 1 hour and 40 minutes and I am amazed. E-man has so many clothes for the spring/summer. I have a very large washing machine and I'm going to fill it twice before everything is clean. I also have a huge give-away pile of stuff I don't 'like' and cannot see myself putting on him. Isn't that amazing?!
My sister-in-laws have given me hand-me-downs, my friend Gina has given us a bunch, my boss at work has passed on stuff from her nephews and then we get an occasional random person handing us a bag of shoes or clothes from Bethel. Between all of those generous people and his grandparents and Jill enjoying shopping for their grandson/nephew E-man has more than we could ever ask or imagine and we are spared the expense of clothes buying.
Isn't that truly awesome? I am thankful!