When the girls were little, and going through infant sizes at an alarming rate, people would say, "They will slow down soon." As I'm busy cleaning out the brunette twin's closet and drawers again, I just want to know when this will happen. This girl just went up to a new size -- again. It's the second time this year I've gone through all her clothes.
I was a little slow to pick-up on her growth spurt. It must be because I see her every day, but I really didn't notice that she moved up a size until I started noticing she wasn't wearing her favorite clothes any more. At first I thought it was just because it is summer. After a while I realized it was because they didn't fit any more.
She couldn't button her favorite jeans. She couldn't get her favorite shirt over her head. Her socks were too small to fit on her feet.
One afternoon I pulled out all her clothing and had her try everything on. She dreads this because she knows she's going to end up with an empty closet and dresser. The blond twin, on the other hand, loves it. She knows her sister will pass down all the clothes worth sharing.
At the end of this adventure, the brunette twin and I went into the basement. I try to buy a few things at the end of each season so I have some clothes on hand for when the size change happens. I always do the same thing. I go to the clearance rack (or more likely the virtual clearance rack on the web site) and pick a few cute clothes. After that I stare at the clothes when I get home (or when the mailman delivers them) and think, "There is just no way they will fit into these clothes in a year." Yet, they always do.
The brunette twin giggles as she sees all her new clothes. She tries them on and each one fits nicely. She's a happy girl with a new wardrobe -- all from the clearance rack.
The blond twin is a few months behind her sister. She doesn't turn over her closet as often, but she too has a bin. She likes to go through her clothes just to see what is waiting for her.
Next stop on our adventure? I think it's a shoe department. The blond twin informed me today that none of her shoes fit.