A whole lotta somethin

The conversation started a few weeks ago when Aaron and I were talking about what it looks like to have another baby around the house come spring. Where I’ll be most of the day with a newborn and how to keep an eye on Jessica in the mean time and keep her involved, etc. I made a comment about possibly getting a small, old used television to keep upstairs so it would be easier to keep an eye on her while I’m readjusting to nursing and all that a newborn entails. And it’d be nice for me – not to have to walk up and down stairs to see Oprah, er I mean, the news.
We’ve been pretty against having a TV upstairs because Jessica is a little bit attracted to TV’s and it’s so much easier to not have that around all the time, even if it’s not on. But going through the past few months of not being allowed to watch TV or movies (unless a babysitter was here) she’s really started to grasp the idea of the privilege of it all. Among other things.
So I started looking on Craigslist for a used TV and found a few and set up times on Sat to see them. We started out with a small $25 ancient TV set on the North side of Holland – Aaron wasn’t impressed and didn’t think it would last much longer (we’re talking Great Grandparents 1st TV set) so we passed on that one and were on our way to the next house to see a more updated version of a used TV when Aaron says – let’s just see whats at Best Buy.
Let’s just see.
Just see.
Just.
2 hours later we were trying to figure out how to get this home.
We still can’t decide if this is too ridiculous, as in, we might bring it back, but it’s grown on Aaron. Now of course we can move the old TV set upstairs, but it’s just sitting there waiting to be hooked up and set up. We’ve been too busy playing outside since we brought the new TV home to care about any TV. Although we made time for the first movie night, ever, last night.
We also celebrated Christmas with my dad and Mirella tonight … busy weekend. Exciting and fun weekend. Good times.

Jessica sledding down VanRaalte Hill from Jodi Schaap on Vimeo.

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