I admit I am judgy when it comes to people's baby registries...Maybe it comes from having a family that doesn't do showers (though my sister is crazy if she thinks I am going to tame my inner Martha and not throw her an adoption shower) or maybe it comes from being cheap; I'm not sure.
But I am very judgemental about what others want. For instance I got invited to the shower of my husband's cousin. Everything on her registry is high end, organic only, BPA free, and all the baby buzz word merchandise is there. There are two places this person is registered- the first is relatively normal and I could buy a bottle brush for 5 bucks along with the 219.00 dollar highchair if I were so inclined.....The other is a very high end boutique store where I can buy a knit romper for 54.00 or an elephant bank for 90.00 (and these are on the low side of the things wanted) or I could spend a whopping 200.00 on a baby lounger.
I think the judgy stems from the fact that I don't get it. I wouldn't be so judgy if this person was a natural lover who really believed in organics and free trade and sustainable living, but she isn't. The registries reek of "this is what I HAVE to have because the experts say so" And I get it that people use the lists, and read the books and look to others who have kids to see what they should get and all that...BUT seriously how many places to sit the baby down do you need? Do you really need a swing and a lounger and a bouncy seat, and 2 pack and plays, and a boppy and a breast friend? In my opinion (which is the one that counts mind you) no. You need a bouncy seat and a blanket for the floor. Do you need 80 dollar foam floor tiles? NOPE.
And it's not like the extra stuff is going to go to grandma's or something like that since I know grandma is getting stuff from her sister's to keep in her house for when baby comes....
ok thats it rant over, feel free to comment on why this rant makes me a horrible person.