I’ve become my mother, y’all. Not that it’s a bad thing – in fact, I think it’s a good thing for our bank account. You see, both of us hate to shop. I’ve been this way for awhile now, but while preparing for Baby Right, the fact has been magnified.
I. Hate. To. Shop.
I don’t browse. I hate to research. I’m like a smash-and-grab robber who kicks the door in, grabs the first thing within reach, and drives off like a bat out of Hades. Only in my case, I walk into a store, point to the first thing I see, and get it. The same works for websites. Evidence:
We bought Baby Girl this gorgeous crib (thanks to some leftover gift cards from our wedding) from Pottery Barn Kids. It’s the very first one that pops up when you search “crib” on the site. It also happened to be on sale AND offered free shipping (aka – another $100 discount).
This glider? It wasn’t the first one I sat in at Buy Buy Baby. But it was right next to the first one I sat in. And since that one didn’t offer the fabric I wanted, we opted for this one. Ours will have similar fabric but it’s much, much lighter gray.
Mr. Right knows this about me, so I took him with me to help pick out our diaper bag (since he’ll be carrying it too) and a stroller. We have mutually agreed that he will research the stroller for us (he loves to read reviews) because we both know that if it’s up to me, I’ll pick out the first one I see. And probably the cheapest. I hate spending money.
There are a few exceptions with my one-and-done shopping style. I love discovering fun new decorations on blogs, and I love looking at catalogues. And, occasionally, I fall in love with something totally frivolous, like these ruffle curtains that I can’t take my eyes off of. I haven’t committed to buying them… yet… but I am imagining these will add a touch of femininity to our more neutral nursery.
As for the rest of our nursery – we also have a beautiful dresser that our in-laws handed down to us, that we’ll use for a changing table. We haven’t decided yet if we’ll leave it as is (a gorgeous, stained dark brown) or paint it. Our goal is to put the nursery together in April. Stay tuned for pictures.
In the meantime, I’m glad I’ve become my mother. It’s perfect for our Dave Ramsey family budget. It saves me a lot of time. And both of us married men who LOVE to shop and who make sure we branch out and hit a mall occasionally. Don’t pity us… come join us.