Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nostalgia

I'm having a sort out.  A while ago I went through Freyja's old clothes and divided them into piles of those to give away and those I couldn't yet bear to part with.  Recently I came across a box of her clothes I hadn't sorted so I'm doing the same today, and re-visiting the 'box to keep' to see if I really do need to keep everything in it.  I have romantic ideas of my granddaughter, should I be lucky enough to have one, wearing some of them, but let's face it who's going to want to dress their baby in ancient, crusty old clothes just because their mum is a bit of a hoarder..? But I'm still finding it very hard to part with some of her things, even though I never even think of them when they are stuffed in the loft, and when I do get them down they make me a little bit sad and nostalgic.

So I found myself rather teary eyed going through her things.  And I wondered why it is Freyja's things, and not Theo's or Noah's that make me feel like this.  Is it only because Freyja's stuff is girly and pretty?

Or is it actually because she was my first child and those clothes hold so many memories from a time when life had changed so completely.  And because it seems so long ago now that I was a nervous, new mum with just one little life to keep safe and so much to learn.






3 Comments:

Blogger PinkCatJo said...

My god-daughter has been spotted wearing some of her mother's hand-me-downs, so you never know. Freya's clothes may be considered vintage/retro and suitably stylish in the years to come! x

8:07 pm  
Blogger solveig said...

That is exactly what I hope for. I have held onto lots of her pretty dresses just in case, as well as the things that I keep just for the memories. x

7:58 pm  
Blogger Jenni Clutten said...

What a lovely post and photo, I am so used to seeing photos of her all grown up. I can't image how difficult it will be to part with all the baby clothes once children are off the agenda. Thankfully for now I have the excuse of another baby in the future which allows me to hold on to FAR too many things!

I'm sure prospective grandchildren will be glad of your hand-me-downs. My mum gave me some things I wore when I was a baby and I loved having them.

7:13 pm  

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