She Doesn’t Get it From Me
We celebrated Memorial Day by first remembering those who have died in service to our country and then – according to my kids – attempting to kill them by forcing them to do some cleaning and organizing.
One of the major things on my list was to get all the clean clothing from the laundry room into the respective kids’ closets and drawers. That is a little difficult when a certain little girl has way too many clothes and her loser mom has yet to change out her winter wardrobe. In a surprise move, my little daughter offered to clean out her chest so we could make room for her summer stuff. When I went in to her room tonight to make ready for bedtime, this is what I found:
She made two neat stacks and labeled them accordingly:
And that was it. No “I’ll keep these until I lose 5 lbs.” or “This might come back in style if I keep it long enough.” I love the simplicity of it.
And the innocence of this makes me smile and tear up at the same time:
My darlin’ child happily playing with her American Girl “Just Like Me” doll after a job well done.
I am verklempt.
(Shocking, I know.)
Wow! That is exactly what I thought when I looked at my closet today “Doesn’t Fit” “will never wear again” but I have yet to create the piles! Kudos to the girl! I’m smiling too!
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This is so cute! The girls had a blast playin’ with her the other night. What on earth does verklempt mean? I would look it up, but it will be much more easier if you just tell me! LOL
Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife Reply:
June 1st, 2010 at 5:51 am
It is Yiddish for ‘overcome with emotion’… :)
My oldest boy deos the same thing when we go through his stuff, minus the cardboard. He has very clear ideas on what he wants to keep and what must go. Sadly, his fashion style changes with the seasons so sometimes he has to suck it up and wear what he has:)
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Can she come clean out my closet?!
Thankfully, my little man is still at “that stage” where he just puts on what I give him to put on. I make “too little” clothes disappear when I put away clean clothes. Boys are so easy.
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She is so hired!
Imagine the women this girl could make happy!?
Come on, clean it out! I can’t make decisions that obviously
she’s got down pat!
Where’s the “Bought it cuz it was on clearance, but it doesn’t even fit me” pile? :)
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This is awesome!!!!!!!
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She is beautiful Lisa:) Smart too…and yep, she did get it from you I am sure:) God taught you, you taught her:)…its about the simple things:)
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I like her. She knows what works and what doesn’t and what she likes and doesn’t like.
Now if I could just be that honest with my own closet!
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Precious. You must have some wisdom genes in there somewhere, or she’d not exhibit this kind of maturity! YOU are doing a wonderful job as a mom and mentor.
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Ok miss Word Queen~ I so had to look up verdklempt on dictionary.com. How on EARTH did you learn THAT word… or did you just use a thesaurus? Do tell… because my MAC does not even recognize it. LOL
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