Monday, May 31, 2010

the blue bathrobe

There are so many things about having babies and young kids that I want to remember. I'm always saying to myself that there is no way I'm going to forget, but I know before long, the memories will fade.

I was putting my bathrobe in the dryer tonight and it struck me how instrumental this piece of clothing is to me. My mom gave it to me for Christmas just after I had Eloise b/c I was freezing in the middle of the night when I would need to nurse. It's light blue, really fuzzy and I'm pretty sure it's from Costco. It's not glamorous, but it's super warm and cozy.

It has been a faithful friend for those middle of the night and early morning feedings. It has been a blanket, a snot rag, and a toy dragged around the house by it's tie.

Every night I take it off the hook and set it on the floor as I anticipate I'll need it for a little girl with a bad dream or growing pains or, if I'm lucky, Sam's 5 a.m. wake up. (I say lucky b/c that will mean I've slept for 6 hours in a row without waking up).

I don't know when this bathrobe will make it's way into retirement but for now, it's a joyful comfort.


rebecca said...

I think I have that exact bathrobe:) Also bought by my mom from Costco, also light blue. Also used for middle of the night feedings and wake ups. And still in use;)

Shelby said...

I had a blue robe too! A blue robe with lots of memories. I washed and dried it so many times (in a dryer that got too hot) and it got singed and wasn't so fluffy anymore. Then I got a new white fluffy robe that still has lots of kid memories with middle-of-the-night wake ups and early mornings. Thanks for reminding me Kate. Lots of great memories as mommas...huh??!!

amanda said...

mine is white and a little piece of heaven :)

here's to remembering all the little things!

Casey said...

Mine is light blue and fuzzy and DID come from Costco. I love that thing and K does too. I won't retire it until it's a rag that falls off!