We have all the baby stuff we could possibly need, but sometimes I find myself wishing for some fancy piece of gear or cute thing. These are a few of them.
Look, there is no part of me that thinks it would be fun to spend $500+ on a freakin’ stroller. But the Phil & Ted Sport Buggy with doubles kit would be a really fun way to get both kids out when I start running (by which I mean walking briskly) again. As it is I am not sure how I’m going to make it work, but at least my existing stroller only cost me $25.
This IKEA bunk bed (or something similarly simple) is less wishful thinking than it is The Eventual Plan. Assuming that we can ever afford to move to a larger apartment, the children will share a room. It doesn’t make sense to get one twin bed for Sam and put Grace in his toddler bed when she will outgrow it anyway, so why not bunk beds? Plus: FUN. Sam loves climbing up the ladder and playing on the top bunk, so I can only imagine how much he’d love if that was His Place.
I, um, apparently really like Phil & Ted’s brand baby stuff. Which is funny since I don’t own any. This is the Metoo portable seat, which I wanted to buy when Sam was small and would love to have for Grace. Do we need it? No. But I bet it would be awesome to have.
I don’t have a diaper bag. I had one once, which I got free with purchase at BabyStyle (have I mentioned that they went out of business the day I found out I was pregnant? Fuckers), and it was nice but pretty much useless for cloth diapers. So I just use whatever bag is handy, which doesn’t really work either but is free. I’ve been lusting after one of these Namaste knitting bags, to use for diapers now and projects later, but thought the $76 price tag was obscene. I just looked at actual diaper bags, though, and suddenly it seems really reasonable.
I really want my kids to have a dollhouse. Not necessarily this dollhouse (though it is very nice, with a pricetag to match–yeesh!) but a nice, wooden one that Will and I can make furniture and stuff for. This green dollhouse (with solar panels!) is pretty cool too, and of course there’s always the tree house option. Or maybe we’ll build the whole thing.
OK, that’s enough for now. Next I’ll tell you about the baby stuff we have and love.