Sunday, September 16, 2007

When furniture attacks. . .


Why would a piece of furniture make it all seems so real? Yesterday we bought a crib and a changing table/dresser. After 2 trips across town we got them both home—though the crib is still unassembled in my car. The dresser is in the baby's room (no, we still don't like the n-word). We got it in place and both got the same feeling. . . "oh my we're going to have a baby." No kicking or baby clothes or ultrasound or birthing class gave us this same feeling of, "holy crap there will be a baby here soon!"

Not sure how the piece of furniture—which looks just like any old dresser—could suddenly make us realize the gravity of the situation. I wonder what would happen if we bought a new couch?

3 comments:

Janice said...

The dresser is very nice! I will be getting my dresser and crib at my shower so I havent had that part hit me yet. I think I had a real reality check when I had to register with the hospital. It is a very scary thought. At the same time though I am very excited and cant wait for the big day that I can actually hold him in my arms.

Amy said...

Lamaze class is what did it for me. Love the changer/dresser!

Rodney said...

Rituals, it's all about rituals (even when not obviously recognized as such).