For those of you who don't know, babies have A LOT of stuff. For those of you who know this, why the heck didn't you tell me that babies had so much stuff?! I decided to let you all in on a little secret. My little apartment is overrun by baby things. This...is my living room at the current moment.
What are you looking at here? A stroller/car seat, jogging stroller, diaper bag, bouncer seat, exersaucer, baby carrier, burp cloths, baby socks, activity mat, bucket of toys, stuffed animals, swing, Boppy pillow, and my pump. Oh, and my computer - probably logged onto the Bump. Yes, I consider the Bump a baby item. ;-) If you're wondering, this is "clean" for us right now; the carpet is vacuumed, everything is dusted, and there is no poop/spit up on anything. And yes, we use this stuff every single day.
Do we "need" all of these things? A 5 month old has about a 30 second attention span and when they're crying, you need options. Want to swing? No. Want to go for a walk? No. Want to lay on the mat? No. Its like solving a mystery! Truth be told, I'm not sure if I mind. Our lives are full of Charlie, so why wouldn't our house be full of his stuff? And those who judge should be wary...this could be your living room one day. Dun dun duuuuun!
I just keep telling myself that some day soon, we'll have a house big enough for all of this stuff.
I know...isn't that funny?