since committing to move i feel like Super Mom, a rare season of life for sure. kids are shuttled to their obligations (church, library, preschool, playdates, and so forth) and im feverishly cleaning and decluttering (glorious decluttering!) or working out on the bike trainer (i know, im as surprise as anyone else to see me doing this.) i haven't worked out since college and even then it was sporadic at best. and if im not doing that, which has been the bulk of my daytime activities im cooking or folding clothes or something else Productive. as in, not farting around mindlessly on the internet as in the days of yore.
speaking of decluttering, i am hooked! i swear it feels like im high on life when i rip through a box and divide it up into piles (some to friends, to trash, to the thrift store, or to keep). we've decided to get rid of a metric ton of our stuff. and ohhhh buddy, if you want to see what a hoarder you are start going through all of your children's stuff (if you have them). that stuff piles up QUICK and before you know it you're chest high in bumbo seats and sterilite tubs full of baby clothes, trinkets, and nostalgic junk. david and i have cleverly avoided talking about the possibility of more children (or not) but! what our history has taught us is that we have not only extremely resourceful friends but generosity to match. so if more sigler kids are to be had, we'll just reap the benefits of borrowing everything from our gaggle of parent-friends. see, the problem with having kids first is that you have to buy everything. we've been happy to lend or give away almost everything up until now but now? no seriously TAKE IT AWAY. i've gone through oh, half a dozen tubs of clothes and the entire first floor of our apartment and i think i've made two trips to the thrift store with (maybe one? two? dozen) big bags of stuff. YAY for getting rid of crap! i also have tubs of baby clothes for specific friends and family members and im reserving one small tub for archival outfits and trinkets. and stick to that rule i shall! so far out of the decluttering the "save" bin only has 4 outfits. another rule - if we haven't used something in the two yrs we've lived in this apartment, short of extremely nostalgic or valuable, it's going buh-bye. i am so pumped to get rid of all of our stuff!!!