Goodbye, Little Pink Pants…


pink robeezSome clothes that my kids wear just get into my heart, and I hate to see them go. Gannon had a little orange and blue football jersey when he was a toddler, and when I see it now memories of that time come flooding back. His blue and tan hat he used to wear as an infant can never be worn by anyone else. Acadia’s little pink Robeez with the kitties on them, which she wore when she was learning to walk, are in my cedar chest. They have all been outgrown.

And now another beloved piece of clothing leaves the dresser drawer. Acadia’s been wearing a certain pair of pink pants for over a year now (well, you know what I mean–she wears them now and then, not like constantly or anything–don’t be so literal!). They were given to us in one of several bags from a family friend (bless her!), so they have been through at least one other little girl. The pants went from being comfy knits to fitting-just-great leggings, to recently being capris worn under dresses.

On Sunday, alas, these versatile, long-lived pants received a hole in the knee.

not these pants, but almostThey were really becoming too worn and too small anyway. But I seriously loved them for some reason. After church, we were all out playing in the street (I’ll just let you imagine that however you may) and Acadia tripped and fell onto the pavement and did the Four Point Skid. Her hands and knees were scraped up, and her little pants were torn. I’m embarrassed to say that I think I was sadder about the pants than the girl in them who was crying, maybe because I knew her boo-boos were so temporary, but the pants were lost forever.

Anyway, I am not saving the little pink pants. They are going into the trash. But they will always have a place in my heart. A little, size 2T place. With lettuce edges.


2 Responses to “Goodbye, Little Pink Pants…”

  1. 1 Trisha
    March 29, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    Freaky!! When Angela told me she had another friend like me, I thought she was exagerating! I can so relate to the first post that I read! I had to comment! I’m looking forward to reading more about you and your family!

  2. 2 mary
    March 30, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I also get sad everytime I have to retire something Cara has worn for a long time… even putrid looking bibs with spit up stains all over them. Come to think of it, I just got sentimental the other day when I saw a spit up stain on the carpet. *sigh* This is the type of thing that will embarass our children when they are teenagers. Heh heh.

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