I will admit that, while we don't necessarily need one yet, I have been perusing through Craigslist searching the ads for cribs for sale (preferring those that also include a matching dresser!). While I have thoroughly enjoyed going through these different ads, I find myself frustrated by the time I walk away from the computer. Why? Well, the ones that I want to check out are usually $600+ ... and there is no way on God's green earth that I will be spending that kind of money on furniture for the baby's room! The other thing that annoys me is when someone has their crib listed, and they show a picture of it completely taken apart and stacked against a wall, or they show a picture of just one side of it leaning against a wall. C'mon people! My thought is that, as a consumer, I would like to be able to see a full picture of what I may potentially be purchasing. It's those ads that make me click the back button in a hurry, because I'm very unlikely to inquire about something that clearly shows that very little effort was put into placing the ad. Is that mean of me? I don't know! I just feel like I've reached a point of frustration with the different Craigslist ads, and while I am certain I will continue to peruse through them, I do know that I will do so with a much different mindset. You see, we have yet to even paint Claire's new bedroom. We aren't planning on moving her into her bedroom until right before school starts. That being said, her current bedroom is the one that will end up being our baby's nursery, so I can't begin to think about purchasing right now anyway (unless I happen to come across a REALLY good deal!), because it would just have to be stored until the move happens.
Agh. The crazy that comes with planning for a baby!