I was super excited about this day and had done a LOT of research. With a ton of help from my sister, Sarah, I came up with a list of things that I wanted to put on the registry. We decided that we were going to register at Buy Buy Baby & Target. I know there aren't a lot of Buy Buy Baby’s around but there is one right down the road from us so it’s really convenient and they have everything in the store. Target also has a lot of stuff so we thought we would register there because a lot of times it’s more convenient for people to just stop by Target to pick up things.
So Monday morning, Josh and I both had the day off so we decided to knock out the registry at Buy Buy Baby. I know it would have been just as easy to register online but I am a visual person and liked the idea of going to the store to register. If any of you know me, then you know how I am about lists. I had already typed everything up on a spreadsheet and put notes beside everything as reminders of what friends/family had said to keep in mind. We walked in and got everything set up… Then they gave Josh the gun. First mistake. I take that back, the first mistake was probably letting him come, BUT he was so excited that it made me even more excited and then there was just excitement everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the fact that he wanted to come and help because that means he’s getting pumped about Mason coming! I digress.
With our registry gun in tow, we set off to what we thought was the first section. It turns out that they had different sections than I had down on my paper. Not a big deal, it was just going to take me a little longer to look at my list to see what we needed from that section. If you have ever gone into a Buy Buy Baby then you will know that there are 478302752895729 different types of pacifiers, bottles, bath tubs, nipples, teething rings, burp bibs, swaddles, etc. So, on my check list I had specific brands that I wanted to register for because I did my research! Well, try telling this to a 28 year old
CHILD husband. I have to give him credit, he was very patient and
helpful for the first 2 minutes beginning. Then came the “huffs” &
“puffs”. This lasted all about 4 minutes. I am looking down referring to my
list and I hear a “beep”, “beep”, “beep”.
I look over and Josh has taken the initiative to register for the items
that “we” need. In his mind a pacifier is a pacifier and a bottle is a bottle.
In my mind, it is A TOTAL FREAKING NIGHTMARE “off-the-list” registering which
is a no-no. I was trying SO hard not to murder said child-husband get
frustrated and tell Josh why I want to follow said list which turned out to be
me following behind him throughout the store saying “that’s not on the list!
Josh, we have to follow the list!” This got me nowhere BUT I didn't exactly
have a meltdown. Friends, you should be very proud of me. I ended up folding my
list and put it back in my purse and let him have free reign of the
registration. If you know me, then you know that this was a miracle big
Finally, we finished about an hour and half later without any meltdowns. How did I avoid said meltdown? Knowing that I could go online as soon as I got home to change everything to what was on the list ;-) Throughout the registering, I kept
reminding myself that I chose to bring him along
thinking that I was so blessed to have someone that was as excited as I was
about registering for our baby. Like my mother has always said, “you have to
choose your battles.” Especially if it’s something I can fix later, it’s just
not worth the argument and unwanted stress.