Sunday, August 3, 2008

New or Used?

I finally hit some garage sales this weekend thinking that maybe I would find some nice, slightly used, big ticket baby items. There was plenty to choose from, in fact, my mother bought some nice things to have at her house when the grandbabies visit. But for some reason I thought "I deserve to get new things for my baby." I am not sure why I feel this way, I guess because my husband and I have been wanting for this for so many years and I feel like everyone else bought new stuff, now it's finally our turn. I know this probably sounds ridiculous and it's hard getting my point across. I have had many people tell me how fast they will grow out of things and there is no need to spend so much money on new things, but I guess I will have to find this out on my own. Maybe in a few years I will be giving out the same advice.

On another note, Randy and I went to a wedding this weekend. Bought a card, put some cash in it, dropped it off in the card box at the wedding, and for some odd reason, I realized Sunday morning we forgot to sign the card. DUH!!!! I am not even sure why I remembered that we didn't sign it and why the heck didn't we sign it? Well, I got in touch with the best man and told him what happened. I told him if they got a card with $500.00 and it wasn't signed, it was from us. Just kidding, but I did call him and explained what happend, described the card, and what was in it.


Cathy said...

I had to laugh at your post. I too feel like we have waited a long time for this baby so we are buying new stuff for him or her. So I get where you are coming from and besides that's what baby showers are for!

Shelley said...

I think that is totally normal. I felt the same way...there is just something about having a new baby in the house...but used "stuff". And if you're a germ freak like I am, the used stuff just seems kind of, well...used! It's different if you get the items from someone you know...and they are generally "clean" people! You're normal! Just do what you feel is right for you and Randy! People will judge you no matter what decisions you make regarding "your" children! :)

Kris said...

go new baby!!! i don't garage sale but i do have some stuff if your mom wants more!