Thursday, May 27, 2010

Babies and Stuff

I was in Target today to pick up a few items. Happened to stroll past the baby section.

Holy cow, babies these days use so much stuff! I had forgotten that diapers and wipes and onesies and blankets and sleepers took up room... not to mention the bouncers and toys and monitors and whatnot that babies supposedly "need."

I generally take a "less is more" approach to life, and am fairly conservative in the amount of "stuff" I have in my house at any given time. My kids pack up a bag of stuff to donate to charity before they open birthday or Christmas gifts. Besides the items we consume (food, diapers, toilet paper) we don't buy much. I don't keep Abigail's clothes for Anna because it would mean keeping them at least 6-8 years and by then, she probably won't won't to wear them.

So, I think like many children around the globe, this new baby will get the joy of a more "essential" lifestyle. With sisters and cats and the whole of nature and everyone to love him/her, I don't think Baby will be missing much.

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