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#1 of 6 Old 06-22-2011, 07:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, this is a completely frivolous post, but....

 

I just found one of those HABA walker wagons at the thrift store for.... well REALLY cheap. Like under $20. Brand new. No scuffs on the wheels even.  I normally would not have bought it because DD already has a doll pram that she enjoys and uses.  It is another thrift store find that looks like it originally came from the dollar store.... I retrofitted it from princess polyester to pretty cotton print.  But I remember lusting over that exact walker wagon when she was a new walker, and I remembered that it was expensive.  And I couldn't resist, rationalizing that I could always sell it and probably turn a small profit that I could put in my rainy day fund.

 

I reallly want to keep it but I know it's all about my lust and nothing about what DD needs or would enjoy.  It feels sort of rich to just have it sitting in the bedroom because we would never never never buy something so expensive.   Yes, DD likes playing with it, but she loved her fold up pram just fine.  And the fold up pram is easy to fold up and bring with us when we are walking to the park.

 

We live in a small space and the only way for me to keep things organized is to not have so much stuff in the house.  No doubles, no extra crap.  This is clearly extra crap, albeit really nice crap.  :)  I feel like I've been seduced by lifestyle marketing.  I mean, there's no feel like, I have been.  :)

 

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Is it giftable?  Can you give it as a birthday or holiday gift to a relative's child?

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Frankly I would cut yourself some slack...why shouldn't Mums have some fun too, so if you love it, then just enjoy it for a while. If it starts to get in the way one day, and you stop loving it, then sell it. For now, just enjoy it, and maybe make a note to self not to double up on toys in future.


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Frankly I would cut yourself some slack...why shouldn't Mums have some fun too, so if you love it, then just enjoy it for a while. If it starts to get in the way one day, and you stop loving it, then sell it. For now, just enjoy it, and maybe make a note to self not to double up on toys in future.



Alright clutterwarrior, you've got my number.  :)  I don't know why I feel guilty about it but I'm just not gonna.  If I trip over it too many times, I will find something to do with it, but otherwise I'm just gonna .... smirk to myself every time I walk by it.  Hah.  And note to self: no more doubling up.

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Frankly I would cut yourself some slack...why shouldn't Mums have some fun too, so if you love it, then just enjoy it for a while. If it starts to get in the way one day, and you stop loving it, then sell it. For now, just enjoy it, and maybe make a note to self not to double up on toys in future.


My thoughts exactly. Free yourself of the guilt and have fun!

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Oh, this one touched me.  My wife worked with a woman who had no children and give my 3 girls some really cool vintage doll clothes, doll crib, 2 matching doll high chairs, and a super cute vintage pram.  They pushed that darn thing all over the house and it used to drive me CRAZY!!  They would sit in it (DANGER DANGER!) and run into walls and then leave it in the middle of the kitchen. Hrumpf!  I have a really good friend who LOVES vintage things and I knew she would love it.  So, as much as I loved it (so cute!), it made me feel good gifting it to somebody who may appreciate it more (she has a daughter who is crazy about dolls!)

 

We still have the doll clothes and one of the high chairs that my kids use and the crib is dismantled and stored in our garage.  That will probably be my next gift since we just use a little doll bed from Ikea.

 

Good luck! I know how hard it is to let go of those awesome finds!


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