My youngest son is nearly five. He's outgrown his size four clothes so it was time for me to sort out his stuff and FC what we don't need any more.
It was kind of an emotional process for me, for a couple of reasons.
1. He is my youngest child, and due to my husband and I divorcing I won't be having any more children.
2. My last pregnancy ended in miscarriage, so there's kind of the thought there that I should have another son to wear these clothes, KWIM?
Anyway, I felt comforted by the fact that someone else would be getting good use from them so listed them on FC.
A lady replied and said that she could really use them for her son, so I have her my address. She arrived with a baby boy who was obviously less than six months old. She said, "Oh, I just grab whatever boy stuff I can and hang onto it until we need it."
She's going to keep these clothes in storage for at least three years! And chances are she'll take other similar offerings in the interim and by the time her son is that size she'll have heaps to choose from! It seems like hoarding to me, and not in the spirit of FC.
I know its silly and par for the course with FC, but I am rather upset about it. :(