Sunday, November 28, 2010
The control freak
As soon as I entered the "honeymoon" part of my pregnancy, I needed a new thing to focus on (you know, other than having my head in the toilet all day long)! And I must admit that it is quite a superficial focus.
I became a nursery control freak. Each and every single object has to get the stamp of approval. From the patterns of baby clothes to how sustainable a specific pacifier is or the country of origin of a product (if it is from Scandinavia it must be good right?).
Since I became a control freak I have the feeling that I turned into a toddler during its "no phase". For example, my mom wants to get stuff for the baby. Approximately 95% of her suggestions are rejected or in need of further analysis. Last night, I told my her how crucial it is to buy toys with only two characteristics (http://www.fastcodesign.com/1650546/why-do-most-designer-toys-suck-so-badly)!
So yes, I'm a pregnant lady who makes the life of generous friends and family members impossible! But a control freak can make the life of other people easier. Like my dad who loves to get very specific Christmas present suggestions. So today, he got us the BabyBjorn (hello Scandinavia) babysitter balance :)