We stopped by Target last night (for cat food, toilet paper, and Cheetos, of course) and decided to get started on our Super Official Baby Gift Registry. Registering for gifts is weird. Having been to 387 weddings (give or take) in the past five years, we know that registries are a godsend to gift-giving friends—it removes that pesky guess work everyone seems to hate. But being on the other end of the scanner gun is a different story. With our wedding registry, it just felt odd and presumptuous. It’s like giving someone your Christmas list without being asked for it. But this baby registering is different. Instead of asking ourselves, “Do we need a 50-piece set of titanium steak knives?” or “Will this giant chair in the shape of high-heeled shoe look out of place in the living room?” we were asking ourselves, “What kind of baby bottle minimizes baby puke?” and “Will this brand of stroller fall apart on a walk to the park and permanently cripple our child?” Basically, we have almost no idea what to register for. All this baby gear is a mystery.
We got started with the basics. Or at least, what we think are the basics. Every time we scanned something, we hesitated for a moment, wondering if our child-having friends and family would read our list and snicker at us—shaking their heads and muttering “amateurs” under their breath. The only item we scanned without hesitation (because it was totally obvious we needed it) was a 68-inch plasma screen television.
Anyway, if you guys can think of any supplies, clothing, furniture, and/or toys that we simply can’t live without, please leave a comment and let us know—it would really help us out. You can look over our current registry right here.