|Yes, the hat is part of her daily work "uniform."|
Today our friendship was put to the test when Melissa dragged me (kicking and screaming mind you) to Babies R Us. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm a not a fan of 2 legged ankle biters (check it) and I believe that pregnancy cooties are highly contagious (hubby is now cut off until I feel that the infection time frame has passed. Do you think it's safe to take a whole month's worth of birth control pills in one sitting???). In her defense, Melissa is not a fan of children either. She had to visit the aforementioned establishment to get a gift for a friend of hers who recently popped out a young'un and she asked if I'd like to join her on this field trip at lunch. Since I AM a fan of getting out of the office, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon.
Melissa wanted to get an outfit for the new baby, so we headed straight to the clothes section and began flipping through the clothes racks. At one point Melissa picked up a cute PJ set that consisted of pants and a short-sleeved t-shirt. It was a cute set. But, Melissa had an important question to ask, "I know it's cold right now, but would he wear short sleeves to bed? I mean, I do... But, is he like a normal human???" Good question. And I was totally clueless as to how to answer that. I, myself, like to wear short sleeves when I sleep. But, would a baby be able to handle that in the winter? Who would know something like that?
After Melissa picked the winning outfit (not the PJ set - we were too stressed out over the whole "would the baby be too cold" thing, so Melissa put it back), we decided to wander the store for a bit. Anything to delay going back to work.
Randomly, I came across a display of sunglasses for babies and toddlers. Now I had never thought of putting a baby in sunglasses. Huh. How interesting. Knowing that I have a smallish head, I decided to try on a pair that I sort of liked. And, what do ya know - they fit.
|Me and my freakishly small head.|
And here's something disturbing -
Obviously, this item - whatever the hell a "pack 'n' play" is - comes with a newborn! Needless to say, I shan't be buying a pack 'n' play. Not unless I can get the newborn-less version.
As for mine an Melissa's friendship - since she delivered me back to work safe and sound and baby free, I think our friendship will be ok... for now.