Bassinet struggles

Chatting to some Playcenter moms (or Playcentre Mums, as they say here), someone asked about accommodations for the new baby. I had been thinking along the lines of a blanket-lined clothes basket to start out, but that must have seemed a bit roughish to them because one of the other moms generously offered the loan of their bassinet. I graciously accepted, having in my mind's eye the plain woven basket my parents had as a bassinet for us. The clinking and clanking inside the hefty bag was the first hint that this bassinet was not to be such a simple affair. I pulled it out one evening to have a look and two college-educated adults spent the next 1.5 hours puzzling over its assembly, with Milo's enthusiastic "help." Not that there are lots of pieces either.....  After 3 or 4 restarts we finally got it looking like a photo we found on the internet.

Chatting to some Playcenter moms (or Playcentre Mums, as they say here), someone asked about accommodations for the new baby. I had been thinking along the lines of a blanket-lined clothes basket to start out, but that must have seemed a bit roughish to them because one of the other moms generously offered the loan of their bassinet. I graciously accepted, having in my mind’s eye the plain woven basket my parents had as a bassinet for us. The clinking and clanking inside the hefty bag was the first hint that this bassinet was not to be such a simple affair. I pulled it out one evening to have a look and two college-educated adults spent the next 1.5 hours puzzling over its assembly, with Milo’s enthusiastic “help.” Not that there are lots of pieces either….. After 3 or 4 restarts we finally got it looking like a photo we found on the internet.

Milo was so anxious to try it out that we let him curl up in the top part just once.  It's really the silliest bit of frilly white laciness imaginable, but I'm ridiculously pleased with it.

Milo was so anxious to try it out that we let him curl up in the top part just once. It’s really the silliest bit of frilly white laciness imaginable, but I’m ridiculously pleased with it.

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One thought on “Bassinet struggles

  1. It’s like the Sherman tank story from my childhood. Sorry to other readers for that oblique reference. It came from a Mad magazine poem. Since I’m hoping for a grand daughter, I like the frilly thing. Lots.

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