It's not like I want to EAT babies...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

but, I'm what some call "baby hungry." I love babies. Everything about them. Even their little puke. But mostly their laughs. And I want one.
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!"
Scott: "What?"
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..."
Scott: "Carrieeeee...."

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?"

Poor Scott.

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.


  1. :) you're hilarious! i would have bought it too...that is a steal! sending some baby wishes your way!

  2. hehehe.

    Hey, get the deals while you can! it's better to have it and not need it for a while, then to wish you'd gotten it!

    It's kind of like how I occasionally pick up cute girl clothes at yard sales... but I don't even know if I'll Ever need those.

  3. sooooo cute!!! we dont have room for a bassinet in our bedroom so our babies get cribs in their own rooms. i love that old fashioned look though! and every time i read a post about the conversations you and scott have, i realize there are no two people meant for each other more than you guys!
    p.s. you live across the street and i never see you? wtf!

  4. hahaha a bike. hahaha oh scott. that dialog killed me

  5. I love it! So cute! You'll fill it someday... He keeps His promises!♥

  6. this post made my week so much sweeter!

  7. well, i guess that is the difference between you and me, carrie. when I say I'm baby hungry, I mean i want to eat babies. hungry for babies.

  8. i really love this post. especially the part where you talk about the new step in your life, from sexy perfumes, to a beautiful bassinet. you worded it all very beutifully. "hope chest"... i love that.

  9. This may be one of the funniest posts I have ever read. Way to get what you want!


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