Looking at baby stuff sometimes makes me hyperventilate. The reason is two part: 1. I have zero experience with baby gear and 2. You sure can spend a lot of money.
For the most part, I just look at stuff online and make lists, but don’t purchase anything. Then I found this on the REI outlet:
The super stroller. It can be a jogging stroller, regular stroller, bike trailer, hiking stroller, cross-country skiing stroller, etc. It was a really good deal, but would still end up costing $450. All day long the stroller sat in my shopping cart while I argued with myself.
“You already have a jogging stroller.”
“Yeah, but it’s old . . . and I don’t have a bike trailer.”
“How often do you ride your bike?”
“I would ride it more if I had a bike trailer.”
“It’s so durable and useful.”
Luckily, the past two months Visiting Teaching lessons have been on self-reliance and budgeting. After thinking back on a discussion with Visiting Teachees I realized that I was probably rationalizing my want into a need. I didn’t get the super stroller . . . but maybe someday.