"So I'll grab the wipes and meet you there -deal?!" my Mom said excitedly, practically losing her breath as she strategized what we could potentially score at one of the largest kid consignment sales of the year.
"Deal - I'll see you then," I replied, half-listening, half-strategizing a response to the ever-growing inbox that seemed to eat away at my soul knowing maternity leave was around the corner. I was also loving the idea of donating wipes and diapers to get your shop on early was a great idea and felt a bit more honest than the first time expectant Mom gig I was trying to pull to get in early. Guilt erased.
More than an hour later I see her near the entrance next to a pile of frantic grandmothers, wipes in hand, already thumbing through the play list of how to be successful inside. As we divided and conquered, I immediately nabbed the most spot-free Arms Reach Co-Sleeper, sporting a price tag of only $45 from it's original $200+price. Perfect to have at Nana's or replace the ginormous pack n'play that was already assembled near our bed. Though we aren't quite the co-sleeping type, it also serves as a cozy little nest when the wee one comes home.
Second, I spied a bassinet that closely resembled one leant to us when L first came home, helpful to have in the family room to avoid romping dog legs and a resting spot when that meal needed preparation and the swing just won't do. Plus the thing had vibrations and lights - score!
Two hours later we left with the large ticket items in hand, a few adorable could-never-afford-them-but-can-in-consigment outfits later and unique toys, and we were off, surviving the winding cashier line and dreaming of the calzone we were about to stuff ourselves with.
Wait - maybe that was just me.
Regardless, the night was a success, and there weren't even any all out brawls over a BOB or anything. So I wanna Rhea Lana again next year and recommend you do too!