Saturday, October 27, 2007

Walk the Line
For awhile now I have thought about crossing the line. But, I knew that if I did, there would be no going back. Well, tonight, I had to do it. I only crossed it a little bit... I didn't want to, but really, I had no choice. It almost made me cry... I bought clothes for Baby Girl from the big girls section in Kohls. This is the first shirt that I have bought that is not a "toddler" size. As I walked through these clothes it made me so sad. They look like the clothes I wear - only smaller. No more cute little bunnies or Dora smiling at me. No. Now we get shirts that say things like "In your dreams" with Tinkerbell stickin her butt in the air. BLAH!
I'm not sure why this feels like such a huge step? Maybe it's because I'm not as ready for her to grow up as I thought. Maybe it's the fact that the bigger clothes cost more money. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that she just might be our last kiddo. I stopped and looked at some of the tiny stuff tonight and it made me a little sad to think that I wouldn't buy anything that small for one of my own babies again.
Of course, I didn't have much time to dwell on that since Baby Girl was a tad out of control tonight. Screaming, yelling, spinning, running as fast as she could and meowing - yeah, I said meowing. At one point I thought I had lost her because she wouldn't come when I called to her. Then I hear this tiny squeaky voice say, "You have to call me 'kitty girl'". So I did and she came out from under one of the racks crawling on all fours. In moments like that, I do tend to wish she was a little older. But then I stopped. And I remembered that in just a few short years she won't want to shop with me, let alone play games while we shop.
And so, I tried to enjoy the moment just a little more as I took a deep breath. Then, I stuck my toe over the line and we looked for clothes in the big girls section.

11 comments:

Nancy Face said...

Take heart...my little girl is almost 20, and she STILL likes to shop with me...especially if I'm paying the bill, haha! ;)

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Summer said...

I remember doing that with my oldest. I couldn't believe I was buying him his first shirts from the big boys section.

Holly said...

We're buying all of our stuff from the big boys' section now, too.

Kimberly said...

Oh the sadness! Emma's only 3 and we've been shopping in the big girl section for the past 6 months. =( She's in size 5!

Tharker said...

You're right about the big girl clothes looking like something that we would wear. We were at Target the other day, and Hannah pointed to a sweater that she thought was cute(in the big/little girl section) and it dawned on me that it was THE EXACT same sweater that I had bought for myself in the Grown-up big girl section! Freaky!

Jean Knee said...

I only have one little girl. every time we move up a section it is so heart wrenching and also heart reaching.
the last move I won't even be there for except to whip out a credit card.

Tonya said...

They grow up so fast. I asked Blake if he could just stay 4 and he wouldn't go for it for some reason. Go figure.

diana said...

it is a big step, but like you said - one you have no choice in taking. it's one of those bittersweet times.

i wouldn't worry too much about her not wanting to shop with you. as long as you're paying, she'll probably always want to go =]

wynne said...

aww...me too! We're in size 5 now, and he's still 3.

Yet, I like the big boy clothes better. No more lousy Winnie the Pooh or teddy bears driving dump trucks or everything has to have a football plastered on it...sometimes it's nice to find just a regular striped polo...

And I am NEVER buying him one of those cutesy Tinkerbell shirts, no way.

Yvonne said...

It's always a tough transition. They truly grow up way too fast.