Mama Meltdown - Baby Steps in High Heels

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mama Meltdown

No, I did not shed a single tear.

I didn’t.

Not in public.

At least, not on the outside.

On the inside, however, this mama was a melting down mess.


Because my “baby” is growing up.

Yes, I realize that everyone else has known this all along. I am also willing to admit to some
deliberate denial on my part. She’s my baby after all.

But this week, Baby needed some new clothes. It’s February in Texas, which means that summer is just weeks away. Baby needed some non-winter clothes to handle our 80-degree afternoon temperatures.

So, I made my way to the usual spot in my usual store. The same spot that I’ve been shopping for over a year. There were some really cute items. I found a few that I wanted to get and started searching for the right size.


The sizes stopped before I got to one that would be big enough.

Gasp. Again.

Okay, and maybe again and again.

I had to move over to the next section of the store. The one for … older kids.

No, I didn’t melt down in public.

At least not so anyone could see.

But on the inside, I was definitely freaking out a little.

Okay, a lot.

Fortunately, a little retail therapy helped me find some composure.

And a few cute outfits for my sweet BABY.


  1. I know it's sad when they start getting bigger, but I promise in some ways it's so much more fun! I felt the same way you do though, so I am just trying to help ya out. :)

  2. Retail therapy will cure almost anything.

  3. I am having a similar meltdown. My oldest brought home papers to sign for 9th grade course selection. How the heck is it possible for him to be heading to high school in a few months?

  4. This is always challenging. My husband is always reminding me not to call my toddler a baby because we are about to have our third and he needs to transition. But he's still my baby a bit. Even his big sister is and it kills me that she'll be heading off to big girl school all day next year. I completely understand.

  5. Lol! So what is she wearing now, 18-months?

    Eli is pretty skinny, but depending on the brand, some of his 18-month shirts are already getting too small!

  6. I feel your pain! Monkey is just starting to outgrow some of her 24 month pants and it makes me sad. :( No more baby for me either!

  7. Oh, it's so hard when they make that transition!