Monday, April 9, 2012

My Addiction

I can't fight it. I've tried. I just can't seem to get it out of my system. I've tried so hard, but I just can't. I have to confess. I am addicted to baby things.

This addiction happened when I found out that we were having twin grandbabies. Little clothes seem to call to me. I pick them up and walk around the store then make myself put them back. Sometimes they cling to me saying, "Take me home with you. Take me home."

"Mom, we have four bins of clothing handed down to us," my son said. "Do not buy any more."

Oh, I know. I really know. I need to step away from the tiny clothing. Ohhhhhhhhhh.

This morning I walked into a bookstore with my friend. She immediately grabbed two things for the babies. I picked up books. I put them down. I picked up other books. I managed to leave with only one item, and it was not a book. And, it was not clothing.

I love this thing that happens. What are the young parents thinking in demanding that I not buy things for my grandbabies?! It's impossible to resist. It's like buying a puppy. The clothes are soft, cute, cuddly. They just need love. And, new babies.

I will walk the baby aisle and the toy aisle. I will look at the cuddly stuffed toys and the children's books. I will continue to pick up baby clothing and walk around with it for a bit. I love my baby addiction. I think I will buy a few things.......more.


  1. Buy a few items in larger sizes. I guarantee that there will be a time a few months down the road when the babies will have grown out of all their cute brand-new clothing. When handed-down items are all they have to wear, the parents will be glad to have a few spanking new outfits. That's my advice!

    1. I depended on hand-me-downs for my children. They are indeed a wonderful gift.