Friday, February 13, 2009
luke and i took some time on a recent sunday afternoon to once again visit the massive Babies'R'Us store in lansing. we've been once before and we were both a bit lost and confused about everything that is being sold and everything they say you "need". we definitely want to be simple and minimal and avoid buying into all the commercial-ness. but we also want to be smart and buy what really does work.
does anyone have any advice on what we really should or shouldn't get?
anyways, we went this time to begin our baby registry. apparently there are a few baby showers being planned for us (!) and we've been asked a few times where we are registered. so we did a little research ahead of time, printed off a few checklists, and went to lunch to get the much needed energy for the afternoon as well as hash out the what-we-need vs. what-we-don't-need on the checklist.
from there we headed to BRU and pretty quickly became lost and confused (again) under the harsh florescent lights. aisles and aisles of one item in different versions and brands and prices. we noticed how the other people registering had brought real moms to help them decide what bottles/baths/strollers/etc were best... that would have been a good idea.
despite our frequent breaks to the restroom or to catch our breath in the rocking chairs, despite the stress of our cluelessness about what baby things are best, we did have a lot of fun picking out stuff for our little one. i handled the checklist while luke (of course) handled the laser gun. in the end, i think we were there a total of 3-4 hours.
and for now... it is complete. and can be found here, under plonsky.