Wednesday, May 05, 2010

3

three

When the Boy was born, my good friend Shelley bought him an Amy Coe knitted chenille blanket. It became his blankie. He loved it dearly. He still does.

Shortly after we shipped off our adoption papers to China, I was in Target and I spotted the same blanket in pink. I wanted our daughter to have one to match Thom's. I hopped she would love it just as much. And although our little girl turned out to have strawberry blond curls instead of jet black locks, she does indeed love her pink blankie.

And then the Little Mister made his unannounced arrival. How could he not have his own Amy Coe?

But Target no longer sold this particular blanket, which is a terrible shame, because every child should have one.

I was fit to be tied. So I took to Ebay.

Now, I must admit here that I have a rocky relationship with Ebay. The problem stems from the fact that I am compelled to bid out of spite. I get mad at people who try to outbid me and even though I give myself a set limit, a top bid per the value of a given item, emotion takes over.

I once paid fifteen dollars for a set of pencil toppers that were only really worth a couple bucks. Spite drove me to do it. Spite.

Long story short? I ended up paying a ridiculous amount for a green Amy Coe blanket that is just like my other kids. Henry will have his blankie.

I honestly thought I would only have two. I have two matching baby photo albums. Two silver rattles. Two sets of children's chopsticks.

I built my studio in the last empty bedroom.

But I like three. As a designer I know that odd numbers are better.

Now to find a matching baby photo album...

4 comments:

brooke said...

i am the SAME way with ebay...although i have learned that to just (im)patiently watch an item until the last 60 seconds and then go in for the kill...that way i cut down on the opportunity for someone to outbid me...and even if the item is currently at say $25 and there is a minute left at about 30 seconds i'll bid something ridiculous like $60 so that way if someone tries to beat me at my game they will have a tough time outbidding me and if no one does hey i still get it for $25! i've just about mastered the game...

and three does sound like a great number...

Stef said...

I have that same need to have "the same" for each of my girls. When my middle daughter was about 9 months old, she loved her older sister's baby doll SO much, I tried buying about 6 other look alikes, but she wouldn't give them the time of day. Toys'R'Us no longer carried the same $12 doll, but I finally found another exact one on ebay.....in the UK. I can't even think about how much I ended up paying to get it to my little one, but you know I had to have it. I've been having anxiety over trying to find a third one for my third. They do have it in Toys'R'Us in London - I'm trying to convice my husband that we should plan a vacation....

Melissa said...

I agree about how fabulous these blankets are because I have the pink Amy Coe blanket that both my daughters have used. Its worth the money.

Jenny said...

3 is so great! You will love it and I'm sure the new little one will think that the blankie was worth every red cent!