Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's like Christmas!

I made the husband a deal, I was able to order all the baby furniture before the room was done if I promised not to expect to put them together until the room is done. Sounds easy right? Not as easy as you may think.

The changing table arrived first. And the first temptation presented itself. I resisted, until I saw that it included a changing pad.

"It has a changing pad! Oh well, then I'm just gonna have to open it to make sure it's a good changing pad"

The husband just smiled and shook his head. "Ok honey, but don't take it all out or we'll never get it back in"

"Ok, but just a little peek"

The bookshelf and the glider/ottoman arrived next. The UPS man had left me a giant present on my front porch. Once inside I called the husband to announce that the glider had arrived. He knew what I was thinking. There's was no way that I wasn't opening the glider. And he was right, the glider lasted a total of 10 mins inside the house before I was wielding a kitchen knife slicing at the packaging tape.

"I just want to make sure it's all ok and not broken"

"Ok honey you can open it"

"Oh! look it's only in two pieces, I could put this together in no time, I'll call you back"

"Honey...." click

15 mins later the glider was put together sitting in our living room. Only then did I realize the consequences of my actions. Getting this up the stairs, down the hall and into the room would have been much easier if it were still in pieces in a box. God, I hate it when he's right.

The crib arrived yesterday in the middle of the worst snow storm our area had seen in several years. I, of course, knew it was going to arrive before it even left the terminal thanks to UPS tracking information. So, when we were released early from work and my package hadn't arrived the stalking began. I waited, impatiently, with my nose pressed against the glass for any sign of the UPS man. Each car that dared drive down our unplowed road was a let down. Finally I heard the distinct sound of a diesel delivery truck coming down the road. I became overjoyed. However, my joy was short lived as I watched the UPS truck wiz by my house. I was crushed, what if the weather would keep the crib from coming? Eeek! I decided that this was like a watched pot, it wouldn't come if I watched for it. So I went out to run a quick errand, and low and behold when I returned, my present was there. Whew! What a relief.

I again called the husband to announce that the crib had arrived. This time he pleaded with me not to open the box.

"Honey, we'll put it together this weekend"


However a snow emergency has left me at home again for a second day. Alone. Just me and the box. We'll see who prevails.


At 6:24 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

Hee hee. You are one naughty mommy-to-be! :)

By the way, I had that glider chair with my first born and he loved it. We spent lots of time in it. My second was an unruly child who didn't want to hold still long enough to be rocked, so we rarely used it. I LOVE glider rockers, tho!


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