Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday: Letting Go and Not Giving In

I have been meaning to have a rummage sale and get rid of the baby gear stored through out the house. I have all of Peanut Butter and The Boy's outgrown clothes tagged and just need to pick a day and do it. I never pick a day. I don't know if I'm scared to let go of the bigger items just in case. What if some sort of magic happens in the next year and we can afford to have another baby? What if there is an oops before my deadline date for J to get the big V. Why do I even have hopes? Realistcally we are done, J has made it pretty clear he doesn't want another. I am happy to be getting somewhat of a life back and with the unbelievably terrible twos going on up in here, I don't know if I'd want to go back and do it again. Do I do this purge next weekend or do I wait until next summer and know for sure? I need to just let go.
Peanut Butter is on day 2 without the nuk. It has been interesting. We have had 2 major blow ups that I know could have been ended with the nukker, but I will not give in. J did retrieve the only nuk we have from daycare, should I break down. I almost wish he had left it there so it isn't even an option. We haven't had a nap either and it is starting to be a battle. So, here's to not giving in.
Is there anything you know you need to let go and/or something to not give in on?


MamaGeek said...

Yeah, I feel ya. That's a tough one. Everytime I pack up clothing, I wonder if I'll ever see them again.

And WOW on the rummage finds!

Anonymous said...

I have given away nearly all of the baby clothes that Maren and Cooper have outgrown, but am clinging to the bigger stuff - I know exactly how you feel!

Stick with it on the Nuk . . . both of my kids were bears for 4 or 5 days, and then they got over it - naps resumed and bedtime became less of a battle.

Things I need to let go off and things I need to not give in on . . . the list seems to be endless these days!

Michelle Leigh said...

I could write a novel about things I should let go. Mostly emotional things though, I am having no problem selling the baby stuff, all of it, big or small. I want it out!

As for not giving in, I'm actually pretty good about standing my ground. I'm stubborn and I think that helps. With Annika, I took her nuk and just tossed it, the last one, in the garbage and we were done. It was so worth it in the end. I say take that last nuk, and toss it! I'm about to do that with B. She isn't as attached though, but the older she gets, the worse it gets. Good luck!

Kathryn said...

I can't imagine packing up all the baby stuff. I know I will be a mess when that day does finally come. Ugh.

Kim said...

I've moved so much in the past 10 years and everytime I do I unclutter my life. Now that the baby is coming I am sure I will have a harder time letting go of stuff.

AliBlahBlah said...

Don't give up on fighting the nuk - our daughter is 3 and still refuses to sleep without one. We are spineless and weak and will pay with orthodontists bills!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Seriously? Is there anything I need to let go of? How about 22 months of Miss Ky's clothes--and my hubby had the big V! Oh, and the tubs of Stamps and ink and paper that I haven't used, or the "stack-o-books furniture" growing in my bedroom? One day, you'll get rid of the stuff without looking back... and then the miracle will come (and she'll be in the terrible twos and you'll be begging bloggers to confirm you're normal).
just saying. :-) Hang in there-- you're almost through the nuk nightmare!!!