Friday, 8 October 2010

Baby haze

One of my best friends has just had a gorgeous little baby girl, and she's in that hazy period of baby sick/poo, lack of sleep, and constant feeding - a period of not really knowing what's what in the outside world, and one that we all go through.

It reminded me of a time shortly after Betty (now almost 4) was born. I had braved going into town with her for the first time, and was feeling pretty euphoric about leaving the house, but also terrified that my uterus might drop out. Tom, Betty and I were wandering down the street and something caught my eye in the window of Woolworth's.

There in the window was a full set of Gracco baby equipment: pram, pushchair, carseat, highchair and baby bath. I stopped and stared. I blinked and stared again. Tom had wandered off. I called after him and said: 'Look, you get this whole set for just £40! - we spent a fortune on all our stuff, if only we'd known about this - it's unbelievable!' Tom looked at the set on display, and then looked at me. 'What are you more surprised about?' he said, 'the fact that you get the whole set for £40? Or that each item is so small?' I looked again and realised that the set was for a doll rather than a human baby.

8 comments:

Expat mum said...

Definitely falls into the category - If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Nora said...

Awe, that's so sweet, you really were in a baby haze.

solveig said...

Haha! That has really made me laugh. S x

TheMadHouse said...

Do you know what, I think I might have done the same thing when Maxi was born!

She's like the wind said...

Hey Elsie, it's been a long time!! loving the blog/website, only read one post got 10 months worth to catch up on and you've made me laugh already! Dolly 17 months already can't belive it where the time flies xxx

Metropolitan Mum said...

The other day I was thinking it could be kind of nice to have another baby. One day. But then, I don't think I could go through that all again. I am still not feeling completely normal. Will I ever? (Was I ever?)

Beccers said...

Oh dear, you really weren't on top form that day were you? Just glad you didn't buy it all!

Anonymous said...

I love this post...genius:)