Since I’ve announced my pregnancy, many friends have offered me their resources. People have graciously loaned me maternity clothes, books, and other baby-friendly items.
My friend Kristie even gave me something called “Toddler Spray.” I have no idea what it’s for, but I have a feeling I’m going to be grateful for it.
To be honest, I’ve been so scatterbrained I can’t always remember who loaned me what.
Yesterday, Brett cleaned out my car. It was SO jam-packed with junk. And, for once, it’s mostly my fault. When your energy level is a low as mine, stuff like that just has to wait.
Anyway, my sweet husband took the time to clean out the car and sort through the mess I had stuffed deep in my back seat. He called me at work to tell me he “found a pair of baby jeans.”
“What pair of baby jeans?” I asked.
“In the back seat,” he explained patiently. “I put it in a Target bag on the counter.”
I forgot all about it when he picked me up from work yesterday. I was too excited, because I had received a $10 Kohl’s gift card in the mail. Brett and I planned to hit Kohl’s after work and buy Sam his first official outfit from Mom and Dad.
However, as I searched the Kohl’s racks for baby boy clothes, I was heartily disappointed. There was not ONE baby boy outfit I liked, even a little. The outfits were either WAY to “cutesy” or just plain, old boring.
Eventually, I found an organic T-shirt that was just “okay.” I hesitantly picked it up, and Brett said, “Honey, you don’t HAVE to buy a baby outfit. You can buy something else.”
I decided he was right. I found two bottles of “indulgent body wash” on sale for $5 each, and since I was running low on body wash, decided it would be a better use of my gift card.
This morning, as I was getting ready for work, I found the Target bag Brett had put on the counter. I peeked inside and was surprised to find a cute pair of brand new baby jeans and an adorable T-shirt exclaiming “Pirate Loot” in a great font.
It was EXACTLY the sort of thing I would have been ecstatic to find at Kohl’s. I loved it at first sight.
The problem? I have no idea who it's from!
Either someone gave it to me, and I completely forgot, or someone decided to “secret sister” me and slipped it in my car when I wasn’t looking.
So, I just want to say – to whoever gave us such a thoughtful gift – thank you! Please let me know if it was you, so I can thank you in person.
You have provided one less day Sam will have to run around naked!
And probably one less time I’ll have to use the “Toddler Spray.”