The Daddy Chronicles will follow my misadventures of learning how to be a father. My wife is due on March 4th, the preparation is under way….
The baby registry sounds so simple, you make a list of baby stuff you want & then it magically appears. Not only that but you can create baby registries online. So I had this grand vision of sitting on my butt in my pajamas, sleep-crust still blocking most of my peripheral vision, coffee in one hand, one eye on the registry, the other on my TV. Oh how very wrong I was.
At first it was simple, the wife & I started up a baby registry on Amazon. Then I was advised that we need to have a nice mix of items we want (i.e. the more expensive luxury items), things we need (apparently babies don’t know how to use the bathroom & need to be feed daily), and “throw-in items”. Now throw-in items were explained to me as items that people will purchase because they’re cheap & cute. OR are items that less financially-able individuals are able to purchase so they can get you something but aren’t put in a bind. Already way more thought then I was planning on putting into this.
Then I was advised that we have to go to these ancient ruins known as “stores” to also create additional baby registries. As not everyone shops online!?! Imagine my surprise when I am told there are individuals who still do the majority of their shopping in these ancient relics. I remember hearing about lost tribes in the amazon that are found & have no idea there are more technological advanced cultures out there. So if you were to hand them a lighter they would think it was witchcraft. As we walked through these brick & mortar stores I couldn’t help but wonder if I would get the same reaction if I showed them a laptop with Amazon.com on it. Three stores later our registries are complete, I’m exhausted, and after avoiding old ladies pushing shopping carts all day am reminded as to why I don’t like people.
Yes I know these are the very definition of 1st-World problems. As people in Africa are battling just to find food I am complaining about making a glorified wishlist.
Already though I am beginning to realize this whole “having a kid” thing might not be all fun & games 🙂
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