Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Land of the Unknown


My little sister is about to pop.

Sorry, that's confusing... I'll back up.

My sister is having a baby and she is due any day.

Seriously... she may burst at any moment.

Lee and I wanted to get her something, and we decided on a stroller. So we ventured into the land of the unknown. Terrifying.

Lee: So... Babies R Us, huh? Sounds scary.

Me: You have no idea...

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We made our way past the diapers... and the car seats... and the formula.

Lee: What is that...??

Me: I think it's baby formula.

Lee: Looks like paint. Would you really feed a baby something out of a paint can?

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Eventually, we found the strollers... and really we should have brought a professional parent along to tell us what to do. Instead, we spent an hour and half weighing the pros and cons of each stroller.

She registered for this one but I don't know... Do you think she'll like the jogger? The jogger rocks, but the wheel doesn't turn, so according to that man with a name tag, it's not good for walking... She's not much a jogger now... but she said she wants to start... but who are we kidding??? I mean... I know her too well, we should just get the other one. But then there is this one, you can lock the wheel so it's good for walking and jogging, but this latch could break and then that could be bad. We should get this one!! It has real rubber wheels, but what if the stroller gets a flat tire... that would totally suck. Those people just got that one... and she's holding a baby... maybe they know. But, this one has speakers and a place to hook in your iPod... although, this one is orange and I like orange better than blue... O-M-G!!

Me: I like this one... but it's so big. I don't know if it will fit in the back of her car. Let's get it down and see what it looks like folded up.

Lee: Ok. Well... I ... I don't know how this thing works.

Me: Well, I'm sure there's a handle or a latch or something.

Lee: Yeah, I'm trying... I don't know...

Me: Aren't you supposed to be an engineer?

Lee: *glare*

Ten minutes later we finally figured out how it worked... our lack of parental knowledge was obvious.

We ended up leaving the store empty handed and more confused than ever. Two hours in "baby land" was way more than either of us could handle.

Lee: You know... if we have a baby, I'm definitely going to need a jogging specific stroller... that baby is going to think I'm Forrest Gump! ...And not because I'm stupid.