Do you ever wake up one morning, look at your kid and say to yourself: “Oh no, he grew.” Obviously we want our kids to grow. Healthy, strong, happy. All the adjectives. But like, not reaaaally, right? Could they just stay little? It’s ingrained in us from day one because “It goes by so fast” seems almost mandatory to say to a new mom. So we are left holding our breath every morning. And on those days when there is no denying they are growing up, nostalgia starts to rear it’s ugly head by lodging a massive pit inside our tummies. What will make it slow down? Nothing. So what do we do? We play mind tricks. Maybe we refuse to cut their hair. Maybe we put them in a sleep sack until their 5. Maybe we are walking around carrying a four year old in a Bjorn (God Bless your back.) Maybe we even like that our six year old takes a pacifier at night because it reminds us that they are still little.
For me, it’s refusing to admit they need larger clothing. Like for example my son is currently wearing 18 month clothes and he’ll be 3 soon. But I can’t bear it! I love his little 18 month old clothes. So he’s left with pants that could pass as knickers and I’m left with the sweet ignornat bliss that he’s still my baby.
I recently scouted a company called Little Cloud Kids for Stroller Traffic. I’m pretty sure the owner of this online boutique and clothing line felt the same way I do. So she created clothes really made to last – not with just high quality materials but things like adjustable shoulder straps and dresses that will easily switch to tunics a year later. Thank you, Little Cloud Kids, for letting us keep them little for just a little while longer…
How do you deny the fact that your child is growing up? What are some of the things you do or have done in the past? Comment over on the Misadventures in Mommyhood Facebook page and be automatically entered to win this lovely dress from her own collection. Find more beautiful clothes that will last a long time at Little Cloud Kids.
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