It should have been a simple business transaction: clear the clutter, post the old baby things online, and use the money for a trip to one of those kiddie-meccas.
But as I tweeted here, all of a sudden I began to feel…sad…emotional…melancholy. Oh my God, I had the baby blues all over again!
Those gorgeous brand new nautically themed sheets, rug, and comforter I’m selling?
NEW NAUTICAL BEDDING & RUG SET COMPANY KIDS – $300 (Bethesda )
Date: 2010-08-13, 5:21PM EDT
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What was I thinking? Maybe I could have had a second child, gone back to work, and made curtains as planned. But start a new business, live the entrepreneurial life, enjoy two kids and a husband – and make curtains for a perfect little nursery? Fuhgeddaboutit!
The glider. Oh, the glider. Those long, never ending nursing sessions. The late nights. And the stuff that got on the glider. Why did I wait so long to really polish it up? Now it was gleaming – and ready to leave the house!
Dutalier Glider & Ottoman (Off-White, Dark Wood) – $150 (Bethesda)
Date: 2010-08-13, 3:16PM EDT
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Pick up near downtown Bethesda. I will also be posting other baby and kid stuff, like a nice highchair, baby gates, and clothing, so let me know if you need more! All high quality!
Just after posting everything, I ran to a potluck dinner at my “little one’s” preschool. There I saw a newborn, just six-weeks-old. How adorable.
It reminded me that my own “baby” is not a baby anymore.
The baby stuff really has to go.
And as my husband slid his arm around me, looked at the baby and said, “If we were ten years younger, we’d have a third,” I laughed and said, “If I was ten years younger, I’d still be of advanced maternal age!”
Today, a lovely young DCUrbanMom came by to pick up the glider. Her husband, a tall, strapping Navy man, carried the glider out to the car. I gave her a mini-download on green cleaning and all the lessons I’ve learned since I started my journey to figure out when it made sense to go green and organic. I handed her some left over organic baby salves from a former client.
And as she drove away, I sniffed a bit and realized once again, that time goes by too quickly. And they’re babies for far too short a time.
(And if you want to buy a bunch of great stuff, let me know! )
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