Day 21 & 22: Each Tiny Toe

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 20, 2011
get elephant's newsletter

Yesterday, I broke out a few bins of old baby clothes.  Each little striped footie awakened a million memories.  I recall washing and folding each small onesie when I was eight months pregnant, and later, kissing each little toe before tucking it into the leg of his pajamas.

I hold up some pieces and can remember entire days with him at the zoo, or park but have no recollection of what I or anyone else was wearing.

I left my career when my son was born.  It was a choice I will never regret.  I couldn’t possibly leave the house even night at his bedtime to run to a local theater and make half hour call.  There have been maybe ten nights that I haven’t tucked him into bed, kissed him, read to him, scratched his back and been the last voice he heard before drifting off to sleep.  Motherhood has been a gift to me. One that changed me from my core and I am grateful to have this experience.

I have a friend who just had her fourth child.  She would use and appreciate these things much more than my basement corner.

This is a hard one.  I find I can more easily part with my own things than let go of my boy’s baby clothes.  I am letting the baby clothing clear out count as my day 22 also.  There was a lot to let go.

Are you doing The 24 Things Challenge?  Log on and share you experiences with us or if you have your own blog where you are documenting your 24 Things experience just let me know and I will add you to our official site. Make room for your inspired future

Join the mailing list at CHAKRAS YOGA

Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.


About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


3 Responses to “Day 21 & 22: Each Tiny Toe”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:


    Posting to Elephant Yoga on Facebook and Twitter.

    Tanya Lee Markul, Yoga Editor
    Join us! Like Elephant Yoga on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter

  2. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Just posted to "Featured Today" on the Elephant Yoga homepage.

    Tanya Lee Markul, Yoga Editor
    Join us! Like Elephant Yoga on Facebook
    Follow on Twitter

  3. marylee says: