Monday, September 13, 2010

Registering Debacle

I hope you all had a great weekend, ours was a typical "church" weekend.  All of you in ministry can relate to that :)  But it was good, and the weather was perfect.  We keep having this amazing Fall weather, and I keep thinking, okay, any day we are going to hit 90 again, but nothing so far.  Fingers crossed!

Last night Eric, Molly and I went to Target to register for Lucy, aka Baby Goose.  Just in case I refer to her that way, I mean Lucy.  It's her nickname fondly given to her by her big sister, Molly.  Don't ask where it came from or why, but the last few months Lucy is now known as Baby Goose.  Anyways...

We were not going to register, we hardly need a thing for this child!  I swear, who knew one child (Molly) could have so many clothes to pass down!!  Plus, my husband is so cheap frugal, he would be embarrassed to ask for anything.  But we got a magazine in the mail from Target that had a little registry card on it that enticed us with a free $20 gift card for starting a registry.  Umm, yes, free money, please!  So we went yesterday after Eric got home from the office, background story-Molly did not take a nap, which means I didn't get a nap, and we had been on the go since oh...6am.  But Molly was so excited to pick a blanket out for Baby Goose, she talks about it all day, every day.  Again, I have no clue where she got the blanket idea, but we went with it.  If she wants to be nice to her sister, I am all for that, and I will remind her of this story when the two of them are fighting someday!

We get to Target and the melt down ensues...Molly usually does pretty well, and we can easily distract her, but for some odd reason she totally forgot about wanting to get a blanket for Lucy, and when we reminded her of it, she kept telling us no, so it has already begun!

So me trying to make this a fun, family time of registering for some basic stuff like new towels, etc, turned into Eric having to take a couple breaks himself from Molly, and then the two of them venturing over to the toy aisles, looking aimlessly at toys.  Which then allowed me to register for so many things that are "not practical" in Eric's eyes, but hey, he was a couple aisles over and I didn't want to make a big scene by yelling "which headbands, shoes, cute tights do you think we should get?"  He would be totally embarrassed by that.  So I took the liberty of getting Lucy some cute things on this boring, practical registry. 

Maybe this trip wasn't such a debacle after all... 

9 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

And you got a $20 gift card out of it, so that counts as a success right?

Kristin said...

:D You crack me up! Baby Goose is going to be a super stylish baby! Don't you love store meltdowns?!! Haha! Hooray for a giftcard though!

Lauren said...

that is so funny! I would definitely register for ANYTHING if it meant a $20 target gift card! No brainer! Sounds like a LOT of fun! :)

Ps - Lucy's nickname is super cute!:)

Steph T. said...

LOL!! Eric & Matt would totally get along! And so would we girl!! That cracks me up! Hey...atleast you got $20 out of it!
I love the baby Goose name...so cute!

Becca said...

HA! Love that Baby Goose nickname! Molly is going to be such a great big sister! She'll have to get Lucy a little stuffed goose when she arrives!

Holly said...

Hey I'd create a registry too for a free gift card!!!

Amanda said...

I am laughing b/c I can picture it so well. Except if I had been there, I would have been crying. Ha!
Every time I hear Sanctus Real, i think of you from that older post. Did you know one of their guys/wife just had a baby that had to have heart surgery this week? It's been on the radio...not sure the update. Thought you'd be interested.
Have a good night!
Amanda

Katie said...

Yes I would go for the $20 too. I kept waiting for the $10 perscription transfer but no luck. I love Target too!! Molly is so darn cute!!

Kari said...

I like baby goose! If only my second would have been a girl, then I would have needed nothing since Bella has it all. But, we got Scout and Hubby wasn't keen on him wearing all the girlie stuff (though Scout loves those headbands :o)