Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday night extra.

During the last few months of my pregnancy, Adam and I had a standard Friday night date: dinner and a trip to Babies 'R Us. Exciting, huh? Well, as a very pregnant woman, I enjoyed wandering around the store, picking up odds and ends, and loved telling people "Oh, I was due yesterday."

Since the little guy has been around, our trips to the store have been far and few between and we've become huge supporters of Amazon, prime shipping and all. It's rare that we get a date night, but we do typically eat dinner alone at night (with Noah's current bedtime between 5:30 and 6:00, it's just easier to wait) and then relax together.

Tonight, however, we decided to be productive. We removed our coffee table with storage ottomans from our main living room and put them in our basement. The seemingly nice toy bin we had up here became a wobbly climbing toy for Noah, so that had to go, too. Again, in the basement. Then, we started organizing what once was my gym, complete with an elliptical a friend 'loaned' me that never worked, a couple of kicking bags, and a ballet barre for an exercise video I've gone in and out of habit with. The goal of this room is to eventually be a play room, so tonight we packed up the bouncers, strollers, play mats, and other things that we've already stopped using and tried our best to declutter and organize.

Then, I saw a small, unopened box, just waiting for our attention: a rocking moose. Passed down (like so much of our baby stuff) from our sister-in-law, I didn't want that poor, lonely Ikea moose to spend even more time in it's box! So, I opened the box, organized the pieces, and got to work. We had the whole thing completely assembled when we realized: the rocker was upside down!

Every time I can remember building something with Adam, we have always had at least one piece wrong. Upside, backwards, however, but it rarely matters. Unfortunately with a rocker, the piece that makes a difference can not be wrong! I'm not sure I've laughed that hard in a while, but we took it apart and redid it!

Now to introduce Noah to his new toy. Okay, he isn't close to being big enough, but at least he has more room to crawl in our newly decluttered house!

Hope that gives someone else a good laugh!


  1. Good times~ I swear being a parent has totally fried my brain!

  2. Fortunately, Pop was very mechanically inclined. I'm afraid I couldn't even put anything together, upside down or right side up. So I did get a good laugh. Don't know whether it was at you two or just me, but it did tickle me. Love Gran