Alrighty people, I know I only use this blog anymore to get you to think so I don't have to, but that isn't going to stop me from doing it again. My brother and his lovely wife are expecting their second baby in October (OMG! NIECE! NIECE! NIECE! NIECE! NIECE! I am about to have a brand new NIECE! I am slightly excited.). I need a second-baby gift. They already have one daughter, and I give them every scrap of Mia's clothes that isn't so stained it isn't even fit to use for rags, so I feel that giving clothes would be carrying coals to Newcastle. I would like to give a baby blanket with her name embroidered on it, which I also gave to my extant niece, but THEY WON"T TELL ME HER NAME! Which is really damned rude, even though it is exactly the same thing I did twice. My standard second-baby gift is a tasteful selection of size one diapers, but since this is my NIECE I would like to do slightly better than that.
And that's where you come in. What did you really need for the second baby? What was totally worn out from kid #1, or what helped you manage with two kids, or what was just fun to have brand new instead of reused from last time?
And on a completely unrelated note, a Mia moment that I feel has to be shared with the world. At dinner the other night, Mia told me to "cross Salmon-I-Am off the list." To which I replied, "huh?" And she said, "My kids [her imaginary friends] don't like Salmon-I-Am, cross it off the list." She meant, of course, that her kids don't like salmon and it should be crossed off the list of acceptable foods. But come on, Salmon-I-Am? I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Salmon-I-Am. This is an awesome kid.