I went to the outlets with my mom today. Have you been in a children’s clothing store lately? Specifically babies through toddlers? It had been a while for me, but… wow.
Do you know they put those adorable little ears on all hoods now, not just Halloween costumes? Have you felt how soft the fabrics are? The brilliant colors! The cute little designs! I wanted one of everything.
This is going to be really tough. Besides the clothes, there are all those other things that my pre-pregnant self had never even heard of, but that moms have told me I simply can’t live without. Boppy. Diaper genie. Pack n’ play. Onsies. Baby Einstein. Exersaucer. Doorway jumper. Shopping cart liner. Breast pumps (which will always make me think of milking machines).
What happened to the days when you needed was a quilt, some handed down clothes, and nursing? I understand that these things are helpful, but I’m not going to get carried away. The majority of the human species has not had these items, and we’re all still here. I’m going to do my best to not over-do it with clothes, toys, and gadgets.
But still, those little hoods with the ears are just about the cutest thing ever.