I decided this a few months ago, and secretly started perusing baby furniture online. And that's when I came across THIS:
It was love at first sight.
I mean- just LOOK at it! It looks like something that would be in the Darling family's nursery. It looks like the bassinet Peter Pan was in in the movie Hook.
I needed it.
And then, lo and behold- I found this EXACT beauty on craigslist. For WELL over half the price. So I text Scott and told him the bassinet I wanted was on sale and he said I could get it. That seemed too easy. But when I was talking to him about it this was the conversation:
Me: "It's the EXACT bassinet I've been wanting!"
Scott: "Wait- so what kind of bike is it?"
Me: Blank stare. "No! NO! You already said yes!"
Me: "A bassinet is not a bike!"
Scott: "What? Wait- what is it?!"
Me: "You already said yes!"
Scott: "Carrie, tell me right now what I just agreed to buy."
Me: whisper: "A baby crib..."
And usually, with any purchase over $20, I ask Scott's advice and weigh my decision. But this time, I stood there with cash in my hand from end of semester book buyback and I said:
"I hope you really like that bassinet. Because I'm not exactly asking."
So I bought the thing. And it's way bigger than I expected. But it's perfect. Right now, I have it sitting in my bedroom
I'm sure I'll have to disassemble it at some point, but for now, I actually just like to look at it. Scott woke up today and said: "Carrie... why is there a baby bed next to my face?"
But what I love is where I put this vacant bassinet. I have a three basket/shelf thing that holds all my lotions and massages oils and sexy perfumes. I remember being SO excited to be married and have a shelf full of that stuff. That shelf represented a new step forward in my life. Married life. And now, I moved it to the other side of the bedroom and replaced it with this.
My best friend rationalized my purchase (as best friend's do) and said it's an item for my hope chest, but it was just too big to fit inside a chest.
I replied, that it is a hope chest in itself.
And I can't wait to fill it.