The Little Pea Shirt

 

The shirt that Lincoln is wearing? My mom and I bought it for Georgia, 18 years ago this week.

We were all living in Colorado at the time, but it was mud season -when there is snow and mud but no work- so we hightailed it to California to see some family. We packed Georgia, who was almost 3, and Holly who was 9 months old, into the car and we drove out to San Diego.

We went to some cute outdoor shopping area while we were there and found these simple little shirts at the Baby Gap. We got one for both Georgia and Holly, because they were soft and sweet and simple. Through the years, all of my kids have worn these two little t-shirts.

I was digging in bins last weekend for 3T clothes for Lincoln and I found the Little Pea shirt. Again. It’s been 19 years and it still resurfaces to fit the next kid.

Like magic, Lincoln fell in love with it when I found it. He immediately put it on over his dinosaur shirt. Even though it isn’t pink or purple or covered in Frozen characters or any other of the things that make Lincoln agree to wear shirts.

There are so many things that have changed over these 19 years. So many different homes and parts of my life. The girls are grown and in college and out of the house. I am married with two boys and we own a lovely home. The dogs and cats have passed away and been replaced with new ones. My mom is not here with us to shop for cute t-shirts.

But the pieces of our past seem to refuse to be buried completely. They resurface, exactly when they will fit, to be loved again. ❤️

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