I feel like I've shopped all weekend. Is that a bad thing, really? On Saturday night after work, Mr:D and I had a date night at Chili's and Walmart to buy some baby proofing stuff. After church on Sunday, we seen "Instant Family" and Mom and I went today to look around for bedding. It has been a whole weekend of foster care related activities AND shopping.
I had a realization today though while at Target with Mom. We were shopping for the foster kid bedroom and on the lookout for gender neutral night lights, bedding, and "stuffies" for a precious kiddo to snuggle when we came across the little stuffed deer in the picture below. Little fella had $15 written on the price tag. $15 for a damn stuffed animal?
It's because of the government...
...but I fell in love with that little deer. I said outloud to Mom, "I'm buying it because it's for my first kid."
So yeah, I'm shopping and setting up a bedroom FOR OUR KID. It's not "when" or "if" anymore. Taking care of a kid in our house is really happening. Like, think about something you've always wanted...a certain car, traveling to a different country, owning your own home, or ya know, having a kid. That's me. Us. We're going to have a snot nosed little person we have to feed, clothe and keep alive soon.
And I really love it.