Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bye Bye Baby Bucket

I don't know why I'm a little sad about this, but I am.  Today, I am getting rid of our baby bucket.  It expired in December 2009, about a year after we stopped using it.  But today, I get rid of it.  See, Toys R Us and Babies R Us are doing this cool promotion right now where you bring in any used baby gear and get an automatic 25% off of another piece of new baby gear.  A few weeks ago I brought in our old Evenflo Triumph carseat (that had expired 2 years ago unknown to us and had been using it through this summer) and got 25% off a new booster seat for Bryce.  So, since I really don't need any baby gear anymore, and would be taking the old baby bucket to the dump anyway, I brought it to work to my coworker who is due in December so she can get a big discount on a travel system she's got her eye on.  So in a way, I'm recycling it for another baby.  So why am I so sad to be saying good bye to my bucket?  Although I'm sure I'd be more sad to be leaving it at the dump with the straps cut. 

I guess it's just another signal that we are leaving the baby days behind.  Sigh.  Plus, that seat protected all 3 of my munchkins, so it's bittersweet.  I can't imagine how I'm going to feel the day we get rid of the crib for good if this is how I feel about the baby bucket! 

Oh and definitely check out that BRU/TRU promotion!  They barely even look at what you bring and issue you the coupon.

6 comments:

Erin said...

okay, so this post seriously made me cry... doesn't help that i am currently coming to terms with the fact that we are most likely done with having babies too... part of me thinks one more would be great.. but tom says no way and every sleepless night that goes by around here lately i feel a little more final about it. :(

Heather said...

Oh, that is so sad but happy too...you have some great chapters ahead of you! Its amazing how every stage of parenthood is a little like mourning.

Erika said...

I think even when you're truly done, it's sad. It's easier to remember all the precious baby moments than the challenging ones. I think my coworker thought I was a little overly attached to it. She was very kind and appreciative, but she doesn't have any kids yet. She will learn, she will learn.

Viv said...

Question about the trade in - I am looking to tradce in one of M's baby car seats that's almost 5 year old now for a new booster (giving the booster we are using now to my inlaws to use) anyway do you have to purchase the new item at the time of trade in - you mentioned coupon, is there a expiration date? Can it be used for online purchases? Can I trade something in at TRU but buy new from BRU, if it turns out they have the booster I want/need? Sorry to blast you with so many questions, but I checked the web site and I didn't see any of these answers and I thought since you "went through it" you can help me! Thanks!

Katie said...

I'm sad you are leaving the baby days behind. :-(((( don't know if I'll ever be able to give away baby stuff. T may be our last, but the baby stuff might stay until our grandkids arrive.

Erika said...

K - I'll save things like toys, but I guess with cribs and carseats, they're pretty much garbage with all the recalls and such (and you can't reuse carseats). My mom saved her crib but now that it's one of those drop side ones (like we still have) it's pretty much done now. I'm sure my kids wouldn't think of putting their baby in a death trap drop side! Ha ha ha!