We packed up most of CEF’s bottles last week and gave them to CDF’s sister to use. There was a sense of finality there: our baby was moving on, but also relief: no more washing day-old bottles. So my feelings are mixed. But one thought that has stuck with me is when they grow we experience new things and we don’t need to hold on to the past because what is next is good too.
As an amusing aside, emptying the dishwasher puts me in a thoughtful mood — a lot like mowing used to do. Don’t know why that is. 🙂