Hey, hey! How are you today? I wasn’t able to write yesterday because both of the big kids gave me an awful time about getting up for school and missed their bus. I had to drive them in and then when I got back Henry was awake so I didn’t get the time to write.
The other day we ordered some baby gear and that started coming in yesterday so that was fun. So far we ordered a new tub (which we didn’t really need but is a way better upgrade to the one we have now), a bassinet/rocker thing for the baby to sleep in, a breast pump and bottle supplies. We still need to pick out a car seat and a stroller but I want to check those out in person. It really stinks that we have to replace them because the infant carrier doesn’t get used for too long and to get a double stroller that is compatible with a new car seat is pricy. I am not a fan of big strollers either and Henry prefers to walk most of the time so I am scratching my head about that.
I did find the most beautiful and wonderful set thru UPPA but criminey it costs about $1,000 for what I want. Such a shame because we have one of their strollers already and I love it so, so much. It’s lightweight and super easy to maneuver not to mention how nice it looks but to spend $1,000 (that we don’t have, mind you) on something like that is just not going to happen. Luckily the car seat won’t even be available until August so I can’t obsess about not being able to afford it. I think in the end we will go with a Chicco quick connect set up which is way more affordable (around $200-$300 for car seat and stroller) but like I said I’d want to check them out in person.
Today is my birthday and I am now 37! We don’t have any special plans for the day and I am okay with that. I think Aidan and I will be going out to dinner (and taking Henry) and though I would like to take the big kids too quite frankly I’d rather not because they have been acting up so much lately I’d rather have a nice time without them. That sucks, right? The thing that bothers me the most about it is that it won’t make a difference to them either way. I mean they will be upset not to go out but they won’t change their bad attitudes or even acknowledge why I don’t want them with us. Ugh they are asses.
I bought a lottery ticket last night, the jackpot was like 260 million. I already know that I didn’t win without even check the numbers because I don’t have rare good luck, just rare bad luck. If I did win however these are some of the things I’d be able to afford and would get almost instantly: the car seat stroller combo from UPPA, a larger vehicle to fit everyone in once the baby comes, I’d hire a cleaning lady to come clean the house super good before the baby comes, I’d hire someone to cook a month or (two’s) worth of meals for when the baby comes. I’d pay off all of our bills and then hire an architect to start the plans on our dream home. I’d also start planning a cruise wedding with all of friends and family. Oh and a Porsche for Aidan. The rest I’d save/invest and be careful about spending. These are all reasonable with the exception of the wedding I think :)
What would you spend lottery winnings on? It’s nice to think about even though for almost all of us it’s just a dream and something that would never happen!
Well, have a great Wednesday, everyone!