If you haven’t shopped nursery gliders lately, you’re lucky. You could buy a car for the price of some of those things. Check out this one, from Restoration Hardware:
That gorgeous glider is $1849 before tax, $125 for shipping, and the matching ottoman-another $750. That would buy a lot of diapers. Or wine. Two things I find essential to parenting, and not necessarily in that order. I’m sure it looks amazing in a nursery, but even the fanciest chair will be on Craigslist in a couple years.
Our Ikea Poang rocker is more “college dorm room” than Pottery Barn Kids Catalogue”, but it’s actually pretty comfortable and was great for nursing. We also didn’t have to take out a second mortgage to buy it. Now that Grant is going to be a big brother, he will be getting some new seating for story time and our rocker will make the move to the new baby’s room. to jazz it up a little, Bemz.com sells covers in tons of patterns and colors. We haven’t decided on a color scheme for the new nursery, but these are pretty cool:
Or, to get a little crazy, maybe this:
Well, probably not that, but they have a lot of options. So, if you don’t have a thousand dollars to drop on that Pottery Barn Kids rocker, it probably won’t impact your kids chances to get into college. The things we were really glad we had-toys. Anything that allowed us to get down on the floor and make him smile. Sure, they’re all over our house, which is why we have tons of storage, like our built ins and custom hall closet. They’re improvements like that build equity, though, while there isn’t much resale value in nursery furniture.