Monday, 3 January 2011

Scaredy Squirrel and me

Way before I got pregnant, I had this plan. I would do the pregnancy test and if the result was positive I would give Dan a Scaredy Squirrel book. I wanted to do that because whenever we visit a book store or a library, we look at a Scaredy Squirrel book and say "when we will have a kid, we are so getting the entire collection".

Basically, Scaredy Squirrel suffers from some form of paranoid schizophrenia but at the end of each book he realizes that things are not that bad after all! Ok, I must admit that written like that you must wonder what kind of person would enjoy those books! Trust me, they are hilarious and won many awards.

Not that I suffer from paranoid schizophrenia but sometimes I get freaked out by things that are in reality not scary at all. Lately, I have this irrational "fear" of cribs (we still need to buy the crib).

I can spend hours looking at cribs online and having visions of spontaneous combustion, implosion and other dramatic things that could *never* happen to a crib!!! But on the other hand, I'm also quite cheap. So I can spend hours looking a cribs online and calculate how much future parents are getting screwed by baby cribs companies!

However, last night (3am), during a baby kickboxing tournament in my belly, I went again online to look at cribs and got an epiphany: the classic Jenny Lind crib (in white)! So please, if somebody is against this purchase let me know now or remain silent forever!!!

Nursery Tour: Parker's Black and white nursery - ohdeedoh

9 comments:

two hippos said...

that is one very stylish cot!

Ali said...

I love Scaredy Squirrel too!! He's such a forward planner...

Di said...

Scaredy Squirrel books are fantastic! I am sure that the baby and Dan will love them! I always give them to my friends kids.

Florence said...

I have just ordered a copy of Scaredy Squirrel & can't wait to read it...from the book reviews there's every chance that you might find it's a flying crib...but that sounds like it might be no bad thing and could open up a whole new world of fun (that doesn't involve spontaneous combustion).

Happy new year, Claudia!

Florence x

emma said...

I am 16 weeks and planning on getting this exact crib! I think it is a great looking crib for the price.

Jacinthe said...

Des roulettes sous la basinette= bébé qui risque de se balader dans la chambre...
J'imagine que tu peux les enlever....

Abby said...

I won't say I am against it because I'm not, it's a really sweet crib, but I will say I would probably go for unpainted (because babies suck and chew on everything!). Ideal would be solid wood with a natural oil/beeswax finish, though most of those are pretty spendy. I did find this one, and it is really affordable at $250 - http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Emi-Natural-4-in-1-Crib/3000546/product.html?cid=123620&fp=F&mr:trackingCode=C994652E-52C1-DF11-98FF-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA - (dang, but I just realized they don't ship internationally!) Either way though, my criteria would be super natural for babies that eat everything.

Pauper said...

Claudia, thanks for your lovely comment on my poor, sadly neglected blog! So glad that you are doing well, just popping in to catch up on your posts and to wish you a very happy new year!! Love all your posts and hope I didn't freak you out too much with the boob comment, hehe. Don't worry though, it's all fun to laugh about afterward, thank goodness! xoxo

Pauper said...

PS. Will definitely be looking into Scaredy Squirrel for my little one to read!