My aunt had her son in April. I am having a girl in November.. She wanted to give me the bassinet he used because he was starting to sleep in his crib. I have been hesitant with accepting things from her that she has used in previous pregnancies because she doesn't really take care of her things. She had let me know that she put the bassinet in their shed so I could grab it when I could.. I spent all day today cleaning and organizing and was excited to get the bassinet in the room. Now I forgot that my cousin, aunt and her boyfriend all smoke in that shed... when I walked in there to get it.. it reaked. so I got the bassinet home and it was filthy and it smelled really bad... now at this point I'm already lacking patience and getting easily irritated because I was so tired and wiped out from cleaning and organizing... I got so mad. I thought, why would she give this to me in that kind of shape. wouldn't it be a common courtesy to have cleaned it up and make sure it didn't reek of cigarettes and weed? I mean... this thing is for a baby... and ill ne damned if I'm gonna clean up her mess! I got pissed. so now its just sitting outside. not sure how to tell her I don't want it anymore because of how it smells and how every piece of fabric on it needs to be washed like 10 times and that the frame needs to be wiped down with hot soapy water...ugh!! plus it was for a boy... not a girl. and I am not too good for hand me Downs.. but somethings like that... id rather have new...especially because this is my first baby. but I've gotten tons of clothes from family who have had girls so I am.super thankful for that.
on Aug. 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM