Friday, April 17, 2009
Don’t drink the water
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Last year, I was stocking up on wedding presents. I’m the person who buys Christmas gifts starting in June (seriously), so I would start stocking up on wedding presents. In fact, I have about six in my house right now – some that I have specially picked out and some, frankly, that I have “just in case.”
But instead of shopping at pottery places or places like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I have now changed my places of purchase.
To The Children’s Shoppe.
To Babies R Us.
I kid you not, I know EIGHT couples who are having babies between now and September. EIGHT. And, for the record, so far we have five girls and one (maybe two?) boys.
I think I need to drink bottled water. Apparently pregnancy is going around.
(And, yes, in case you’re wondering, I do know what really causes pregnancy; I was just being funny. Ha. Ha.)
I’m getting invitations for one of the couples, close friends of ours, printed up tomorrow (because my husband is Superman and did a great design – seriously, I’ll have to show you if I can figure out how to get it on here...), and there’s another baby shower for Superman’s cousin in May and another one, and another one, and another one…
I seriously did inventory last night for the presents we do have. “Okay, I already gave April her gift, but I have her something else that’s small, and I’ve got Rebecca’s, but I need to get the baby’s initials on it, and we bought Kim's last weekend,” I muttered as Superman watched me incredulously. “And I still don’t have anything for Tammy – is she having a boy? I thought I heard that? – or Robbie or Keri, but we don’t know what Keri’s having yet…”
(Note that this was done right beside the Christmas presents that, yes, I have already started purchasing. I’m a frugal shopper! I know good deals when I see ‘em.)
But, you know what? I love it! I love shopping for baby stuff because all of my friends are having these darling kiddos, and I get to play with every one of them – and then give them back to Mommy or Daddy when they need a diaper change. Ha!!! Plus, having so many friends around me who are having babies just means I get their wisdom and hand-me-downs when I get pregnant. ;)
See? There’s always a plan…