Why I Will Indulge Your Ridiculous Baby Registry
We all know those women who are obsessed with designer goods, who have the IT bag, only buy their makeup from Sephora and wear actual UGGs, not the 20 dollar Old Navy knock offs (which are so comfy BTW). For me, that person is my friend V, and now, sheâ€™s pregnant. Iâ€™m a lawyer turned stay at home mom who considers scoring samples fromÂ Target.comÂ Â to be â€œshopping for myselfâ€ and sheâ€™s a hair stylist whoâ€™s on a first name basis with workers at the MAC counter. But weâ€™ve been friends since high school, and some bonds canâ€™t be broken.
Before V. even got pregnant, she selected a Mark Jacobs diaper bag that she declared would be the ONLY bag she wanted. She even asked me, in all seriousness, if I could find a way to incorporate the fact that she has a diaper bag picked out into her baby shower invitations, because she didnâ€™t want anyone to buy her a different one.Â Â Now that sheâ€™s actually pregnant, sheâ€™s started an Etsy wish list (technically Etsy doesnâ€™t do baby registries, ) and a Pinterest board dedicated to her Etsy finds, where she directs people to look when they ask her where sheâ€™s registered.Â Â Why not just a good old Babies R Us registry? Because, as she put it, â€œher daughter deserves items as unique as she is.â€ Now beforeÂ you all race to find the best GIF to express your disgust (though that sounds totally awesomeÂ and we should play that game for funÂ anyway)Â hear me out as to why Iâ€™m indulging V. in her selection of custom madeÂ baby clothes, handmade Boppy coversÂ and organic baby bath products that cost more than my cell phone bill.