Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baby Stuff is 'Spensive, Y'all

It is easy to get swept away in the romantic pretty-making of decorating a nursery.  I get that.  My sister sent me a link to this bedding today.  Yep.  You read that right--free shipping on a crib set for only $494!

If there's one thing that parenting has taught me, spending that kind of money for something that will be used for around two years and thrown up upon, shat upon, and peed upon is a bit foolish.  Did that stop me from wanting the $375 stroller this weekend?  Nope.  I didn't say I wasn't a fool.  I'm just a fool whose income doesn't allow for such luxuries. . . otherwise . . . there would at least be a great internal debate.


EMAAC said...

Once you get to #3 the fantasy is gone, the bubble has popped, and reality has kaboshed the dream. You're lucky if you have a crib for #3 and will gladly take the one your friend is getting rid of (regardless of age). Said crib won't be assembled until the night before delivery or when you're actually in labor. You'll dress your son (my third) in pink pajamas because they fit, they are handy and because he doesn't know his colors. You'll also allow him to walk around in his sisters glitter shoes because he HAS shoes on and he did it himself. Diapers won't be changed on the hour, as once was the case with the first, but when they are dripping down the leg and obviously due for change. And the older two will gladly welcome the new child that comes hand in hand with countless hours of TV watching, trouble making and general lack of mommy's attention. Congratulations, welcome to the world of 3 under the age of 3. You've transitioned to survival mode.

A.B. said...

heheh Elizabeth makes me laugh.

It sure was cute bedding.

Courtneytcu98 said...

Liz! If you only knew that a lot of that stuff happened with #2--I am scared of what will happen with #3! I blame the full-tiem job.