The UPS man came to our house yesterday. I did a double take to make sure he wasn’t wearing a Santa suit. I am still a little speechless about the whole ordeal, muted by generosity.
My sister-in-law, Melissa, sent us a huge box filled to the brim with baby clothing. I waited until Tobyjoe got home to finally sift through it all because I wanted to share the initial excitement with him. It’s a good thing that I did. We were both giggling like idiots by the time we were finished.
“I can’t believe we’re going to have something living here soon that will fit into this!”
“He’s going to look so handsome!”
“You’re going to have to buy another Vespa.”
She sent us something like 50 different pieces of baby clothing and we spazzed out for fifteen minutes straight. When we finally reached the bottom of the box Tobyjoe looked at me and with more seriousness than I’ve ever heard before he said, “I can’t wait.”
(I can’t wait to meet our preppy, yummy, Gap-wearing baby either.)
Missy got us these little shirts that made me laugh out loud.
And Michele sent us the DVD on the left; Missy gave us the one on the right.
Last, but not least: we opened the other big box. And I’m still not even sure whom to thank for this one. Some silent, generous person sent us this from our registry:
The cat did not come with it. He lives here. And we have since removed the car seat from the kitchen table so Tucker doesn’t assume it’s his (like he does with every other item we own). We’re going to have quite a situation on our hands once the baby is born and Tucker is no longer the brat of the household.
I don’t really know what to say about the generosity I have seen lately. I’m speechless. (And to the kind, modest friend who sent us the car seat: please send me an email so I can properly thank you. We were given your snail mail address and plan on using it, but I want to know you are on here as well.)
What can we do to make it up to you fine people? Framed photos? Mixed CDs? Cookies and cupcakes? Our first-born dressed extraordinarily well? An orange cat?
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.