A minimalist baby toy area 😉
Welcome to part ii on my thoughts after one year of parenting. In part one we looked more at the financial side, buying stuff for baby and paying for entertainment. This time I’m just going to spew out some more random thoughts that popped into my head throughout the course of the year.
Fun fact: This post was originally titled “Thoughts after 3 months of parenting” but I never had the time to get round to finishing it and posting it so it turned into a year! 🙂
clutter, convenience, and the exploding volcano of
Clutter magnets – As UTMT expertly points out in his latest post, kids are clutter magnets and you will have a constant battle to keep the amount of
crap really handy stuff laying around to a manageable level. I think there are a few reasons for this:
- You will get given lot’s of stuff. Gifts, hand me downs etc…
- You will also end up buying lots of things you don’t actually need because…
- Things are so cheap (especially at nearly new baby sales and online Facebook selling groups) that there is rarely a “do we really need this” line of enquiry, it’s more of a “let’s get it in case we might need it”.
- To compound these first 3 facts, baby then decides to be all awkward and grows out of things very fast and you forget or can’t find time to sell or donate them on!
I do think when people hit baby number two, there would be slightly chances of extra clutter as you’ll know exactly what you need so there is less chance of buying crap that is basically useless, although this certainly isn’t a given looking at most peoples houses habitating 2+ children!