Monday, June 10, 2013

Nursery Freak-out

The one where I almost lost it while shopping for nursery decor...

On Saturday I decided to go by a couple of baby stores in town to pick up a few things for baby girl's walls and shelves. I had already seen a few things on Etsy I liked and since we have furniture and bedding I thought shopping would be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong.

I walked into the first store and was greeted by a super friendly but not so helpful employee.

Employee: When are you due?

Me: 3 weeks

E: That's really soon. Do you have a theme?

Me: No. I'm not really a theme kind of person. I just want to look around and see what I like. The colors in the nursery are mint, coral and light blue.

[Awkward silence...]

Me: I'll let you know if I see something. (FYI, I have nothing against themed rooms, I just personally prefer something subtle!)

(Confused, she leaves me alone for 2 minutes...)

E: What about princesses?! There are a lot of princesses, crowns and "Daddy is my Prince Charming" signs!

Me: Sorry, but no. I'm just going to look around a bit. (I continue to browse, acutely aware of my new friend and her piercing eyes focused on the back of my head.)

E: What about a tea party room? We have lots of prints of animals having a tea party!

Me: ...

E: Well, let me know if you see anything. (A little too cheerily.)

Me: What about these wooden monograms? Do they come is a larger size? A different font? Different colors?

E: Oh, I'm not sure about those. Let me see if I can find someone to help you.

?!?!?! I continue to waddle around, waiting for her to find someone to "help" me. Lady, I feel as large as a house, my thighs are touching, its hot and the only thing you are good at is following me around and making me feel twitchy about not having my nursery decorated like a Disney theme park! When she returns, she tells me they only come in one size, one font and only white.

E: Did you want to go ahead and order?

Me: I'm leaving.

I proceeded to visit two more stores. Same story, second and third verse! NO I DON'T HAVE A THEME! YES, I REALIZE MY DUE DATE IS REALLY SOON! NO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR COLLECTION OF FROGS WEARING TUTUS!

Thank goodness for Etsy. I ordered a few French ballerina prints and picked up a few mirrors for over the bed. Crisis averted...for now!


  1. Love this post! You are a rockstar mama. Love everything you have picked out for baby girl's nursery! Frogs wearing, no.