Wednesday, March 29

Why I am a Freak: Part 1 of 5,496,823

Exhibit A: The baby stuff
I have been collecting baby crap for YEARS. Even before we were considering having a baby.

Yes, that's two bassinets, two! What, just in case the baby doesn't like blue!?!?
We're cleaning the basement up, so we can move the office downstairs, and use the room for the nursery. But, ha!, irony! We needed to move all the baby crap I've been collecting! And this isn't all of it. I've got more stashed in a hope chest. Seriously, there has to be a self-help group for this.

Diva thinks all y'all are freaks. There's entirely too much doing and not nearly enough napping going on.

Exhibit B: Announcements
Okay, I am a marketer, so I should be savvy about marketing tactics. Buy this NOW! You must have this! The only way to be cool! But I am not--infact, I'm the biggest sucker when it comes to the newest, coolest, latest thing. (See stroller purchase).
So, in reading the various pregnancy magazines I discovered that I have been lax! That any good person would have sent out "We're Expecting!" cards by now. So now I'm in a panic, because I haven't sent them, and I'm worried about sending them for two major reasons:

Reason #1: Seems like a thinly veiled, desperate cry for PRESENTS! I mean, of course, more desperate than, say, ahem, posting your registry on your blog. Not that I would EVER do that. (Cough).

Reason #2: Seriously, what if the unthinkable happened? Do you then send out "Oh, nevermind" cards? Does Hallmark make those?

So--at this time, I'd like to ask you, dear readers (yes, all three of you), your thoughts. Am I really being a freak about the cards? Or are all the good reasons (celebrate, spread the word, be excited, drive web traffic) good enough? I especially like this design:

Though, I do have the actual picture, maybe I should use that?

Exhibit C: Spanish vs. Chinese
No, this is not a debate about what to have for dinner. Oh no, it is much more ridiculous than that! At this time, at 12 weeks along, when I could be worrying about oh so many things, I am worrying about--what 2nd language our child should learn!!!

Hey! Its important! If they pick it up by 2, its practically native right? And we're operating in a global economy right?!?!? So, yes, this is what I worry about. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go twitch for a while.

Diva understands, because she too is a freak.


Blogger Shana said...

PREGNANCY announcements? That is the stupidest thing I ever heard of. I've sent many a pregnancy congratulations card in my day, but an announcement? I admit I don't get it.

Of course, I have yet to send out announcements for my sons, one of whom is, ummmmm, two years old, so I'm probably not the person to talk to about this...

2:40 PM  
Blogger IHF said...

Okay, since you're talking about needing to rearrange the baby stuff collection, I wanted to make sure you knew about "Baby Boutique". They're a social service agency located downtown, where homeless women can go to get baby items they may need. A great, great place to donate stuff if you are so inclined (no I don't work for them, I just think they are Too Cool). Check them out here:

Great to see more blogging Seattle parents!

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Naomi said...

I would skip the pregnancy annoucnements. As you said, what if the unspeakable happens?

Announcements after to close friends are okay. I actually used my announcements as thank you cards for any gifts we got with our first...i intend to do the same for our second, i think!

10:09 AM  

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