Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Rubber Spoons vs. Rubber Rooms

I have been soo good. I have resisted many, many fun little purchases here and there. I've all but stopped even looking in the baby department for cute little thing-a-me-bobs that BabyZ can't live without. I've saved my pennies and it has felt great. It has payed off, even.

Something snapped a little last week, though. I broke down. I hit my fave Impulse Shopping Store that just happens to be walking distance from my office. Perfect lunchtime activity for a day that was a little rough going.

It all started with this unidentified, yet slowly building tension I've been feeling recently...timeline on that is sketchy. Then, there was a little bit of snappish domestic quarreling pre-dinner Monday that was completely unnecessary. And then there were the notices about this months meager allotment of referrals. 11 days! Three months to get through October 05! Damn! Crap!

Tuesday brought an annoying email from someone who has no idea how her words get to me sometimes. And, just before lunch same day - a crappy, crappy, annoying meeting that I could not escape. Torture, I tell you...agonizing. Too much for so early in the week.

This perfect storm of annoyances is what lured me to the aforementioned fave Impulse Shopping Store for a little lunchtime retail therapy. Originally I was only after some new music (read: Arcade Fire's new album) and wound up in the baby aisle.

Of course.

I walked out of the place, about $30 lighter and 10 times happier because I got myself some very cool new red sunglasses, the new tunes, fun summer socks, an US magazine, a Diet Dr. Pepper....and these:


Pretty little baby chewy spoons. My fave colors - kelly green, light purple, fuschia.

Happy. Spoons. Mine.

Baby girl may be a long ways away from joining our family - but we are going to be so ready for her. In our hearts and in our spoon drawer.

Happy colors + rubber chewiness x nesting over the long haul = tenacious love.

32 comments:

steph said...

This is funny b/c yesterday I opened my first baby set - spoons, sippy cups, and bowls. My goddaughter was here and it was needed, but after opening, I wasn't quite sure where to put it all away! It was a good and interesting reminder of how much will change once a child walks through our door. And being the anal organizational fiend I am, struggling with where to put the 8 new bowls is a premonition of many struggles to come......
but I like it (0:

Stacy said...

There is nothing better than retail therapy! :)

I have tried REALLY hard not to shop in the baby aisle. I used to check them out every time I went to Target, but now I avoid those aisles.

Those spoons are so cute. Love the colors.

Kathy and Joel said...

What a very cute post! I think that so many of us struggle with the urge to buy for our babies and the increasing wait times only serve to make it more difficult. Those sweet chewy spoons are enough to make anyone smile.

Donna said...

Love the spoons! Totally necessary. That store is my fave impulse purchase too. Now you'll smile every time you open the drawer.

Stephanie said...

Target is my all time favorite store. I just can't go into one without spending some money.
Stephanie
www.forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

C.J. said...

Summer...socks? I can hardly wait for naked feet time ;0) Shame one ever has to wear socks in the summer.

The spoons...luverly. When you get frustrated, they are much more attractive and better for the dentition than a bite block. Try not to gnaw them to the metal during a time of high annoyance. Hey, I know, try the soothing teething ring instead. I think I'll pick up one of those for myself ;0)

a&mg said...

Love them! Sorry for the crappy few days, but glad you got some goodies to help with it. And how is the new Arcade Fire album?

Joannah said...

I love those spoons! And I'm happy for you that you found some joy in shopping for your girl. A little here, a little there will not hurt.

Mamacita said...

Be careful....keep on eye on that drawer....those little spoons multiply when you're not looking.

walternatives said...

I hear you, sister. The wait is trying (understatement of the year). I'm sorry to hear you've had some stinky times as of late, but delighted to read about the T@rget run. I'm curious about the new shades. Red? Very nice.
thinking of you, cutie-patootie.

Doris & Dan said...

A little retail therapy def. helps a lot sometimes. Love the spoons!

Keep smilin!

Barb said...

rubber spoons much better than rubber rooms! Good choice :)

Jonni said...

Ahhhhhhh, the joys of Target (prounounced Tarjay with a french flair around our house). Target has a way of fixing all things that can ail you. Hope you are feeling better. The spoons are AWESOME!

It's so hard to stop buying isn't it? I just can't help myself either.

Hugs,
Jonni

tundrachica said...

Like the spoon story. We all need a little spoonin' after a crazy week...:)

atomic mama said...

Hope this week is better. Of course, how can it *not* be with those spoons in the drawer...!

new girl said...

You are going to be so happy every time you open that drawer (and may I say it was a very nice looking and organized drawer to begin with)!

You got a lot of happiness for $30, I'd say!

SBird said...

Spoon jewels!

You and I retail therapied the same way at the same place this week!!!!

Mark & Michelle said...

What a great way to end a bad couple of days!!

The spoons are adorable!!

Made in China said...

very cute spoons, and what a very nice daily reminder.
I hope they get put to use very soon!

Mariah said...

I think jzboy should be proud, you got out of the "crack store" with only 4 spoons for Buttercup!! I think that should be applauded!!! ;-)

"M" said...

Sorry you have been a little down. Am glad you have been to the red circle boutique and not the rubber room.

I am trying not to buy clothes, but have been buying one small item (under $10) a week, and things are starting to stock up. Did get myself those very same spoons a few weeks ago. Love them!

Irena said...

Definately listen to as much cool music now as possible. I am so grateful for satellite radio, or I would be completely out of the loop. Julie discovered bluegrass music today, it was fun to dance around, but am worried that will be all I will be listening to for awhile.

Katie J said...

What a great post. Spoons are so fun aren't they? They're the kind of thing you can wrap your dreams around. Here's Buttercup trying it out for the first time, then dropping it on the floor, then she's eating with it, well sort of, now she's making a joke with it. Oh, dream a little dream with me! Hang in there.

Dannye said...

and those spoons look right at home in your spoon drawer too, way to go on the shopping therapy!!!

rubyiscoming said...

Grin - will you...ahem....use the spoons yourself before actual meeting of daughter?

i have had to keep myself from using similar spoons cuz they are sooooo darn cute!

Beth and Shayna said...

Those spoons are great and you have some fabulous colors going on there! You are doing great controling the shopping erge. Just think, once referral does happen, there is no stopping you!

lisa said...

After our trip to IKEA, we now have 6 each of multi-color cups, plates and bowls. And we scored some funky cool forks/knives/spoons too. They are washed and sit in our cupboard... hey, we have neices and nephews so why not?!

secret agent said...

I love spoons and sippy cups. I am saving these purchases for a special occasion.
I have nasal aspirators and blankets, and clothes, and toys galore but not a spoon or sippy cup yet

Debra Sue said...

As the Borg say, "Resistance is futile," and if I saw those little spoonies I'd be hard pressed to resist them too.

Only 30 bucks? You did great! When I shop at Also My Favorite Impulse Shopping Store I am no less than 50 bucks lighter!

Jenni said...

Target is really a bad and expensive place to visit. You are brave to put the spoons in your drawer. All of our baby stuff are in tubs downstairs waiting and waiting.

Jacquie said...

First off, love love love ths spoons. Second, dude, your drawer looks so darn clean!

Cavatica said...

Great spoons. Isn't it nice to feel prepared? I felt that way when I bought baby wipes!