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I Donated Our Crib Today

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I donated our crib today.



No, not that kinda of crib..the other kind.

This crib has seen two babies up in it, and grow out of it.


This crib has seen many sleepless nights.



Many “escape” attempts.



And many occasions of chubby legs getting stuck between the rails.


Oh yeah, and lots of barf…


..yes, I cleaned it up and sterilized it before I donated it.


With a mixture of jubilation and great sorrow, I loaded it into my Rav 4. It just barely fit.



Jubilation comes from knowing the days (and nights) of midnight feedings, explosive diapers, spit-up, colic, pacifiers, cradle cap, thrush, and lost lovies are gone. Our “baby” turns 5 years old next month.

The sorrow comes from knowing there are no more tiny toes, baby bellies, cuddling during bottle feedings, and that precious irreplaceable “baby smell”.


My ovaries are weeping. And these ovaries turn 45 at the end of this month. If I wasn’t so darn old, you’re darn tootin right I’d have more babies.

 
With bittersweet thoughts, I turned our memory-filled crib over to the grateful workers at our local donation center. I know they will find a good home for it. Some family will be thrilled to get it as they enter The Season of Parenthood.


Now the only one bawling like a baby..is me.

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About Becky Flansburg


Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

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  1. Oh Becky. I’m sure it’s hard to end one era and begin another. Your kids, though I haven’t met them, I’m sure are so fun and they’ll only get more awesome the older they get. xoxo!

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