I've been had!!!! (again!)
This happened to me a few years ago... You'd think I'd learn...
Last night, I went to my monthly MOPS table get-together. As a table (there's about 8 of us), we meet about once a month for an activity. We've gone to the ceramics studio, to a movie, scrapbooking, etc... It's a nice break from kiddos and it's fun. Last night, they had planned a game night at Amber's house.
I wasn't feeling well and was totally overwhelmed by my ever-expanding
waist to-do list! But, Jason and Amber's hubby, Nathan, planned on sheet rocking the basement so I figured I may as well go...
I leave a bit early so I can stop by Target (unattached to little people) and peruse the baby aisles. I need a new diaper bag. One that will accommodate my notebook as well as baby essentials. Shopping was lovely. I walked around- looking at baby things for the 1st time with this pregnancy. I chatted with Michelle on the phone while debating nursing pads and diaper bags. I bought an ice-cold Diet Coke to take to game night and headed off to Amber's.
Well... I pull onto her street and noticed immediately that there were more cars than people at my MOPS table. Hmmmm... Then I noticed Amy's van. Her youngest child is eleven! Not a MOPS mom for sure! Now, I get it!
I called Amber (from the safety of the mini-van) to tell her that I am NOT coming in! I don't like surprises! Do NOT! "Too late- too bad- get in here" was the gist of her response to me.
(oh, and Jason is in trouble too. He knows my non-tolerance for surprises!)
It was very sweet. These generous friends of mine, who know that we "need" nothing, wanted us to feel a bit more prepared. They brought lots of diapers, wipes, burp cloths, and other essentials. Not to mention, some toys and other fun things.
Despite being embarrassed, I am very grateful. I am blessed to call them friends!
No one took a single picture at the shower (despite many of us being scrapbookers!) So... Here's the best I can do.
The playpen has been "resting" unassembled/ uncleaned in my living room all week. All this baby "activity" prompted me to get it set up and clean and it gave me a place to put all these goodies!
On the subject of baby presents: Michelle was worried that I couldn't find our Boppy pillow. She sent this beautiful new one with a super soft cover for baby. Can't wait to use it!
My totally utilitarian diaper bag is sitting behind the Boppy.
Posted by Karen
at 9:43 AM MDT
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:27 AM MDT