Parents: Do you ever develop a sentimental attachment to clothing your kids have worn?
I love owls, and when B was about a year old, I saw this adorable owl print shirt at Target on sale for $3. I snatched it up and dressed her in it often. It wasn't fancy. Not handmade. It was just cute and simple. It reflected the cuteness of my 1-year-old and the simple pleasures she enjoyed.
When we moved and I went through all our old baby clothing, I donated that shirt and immediately regretted it. I actually missed the shirt....or at least I missed the time that shirt represented, that transition from babyhood to toddlerhood.
So, imagine my delight when I was at a garage sale with a friend and saw that same shirt sitting on top of a clothing pile. I picked it up and looked at the tag. Size 4T. Perfect! I paid 25 cents and brought it home for B. She took one look at it and said, "Mommy I love that shirt! It's so beautiful."