Sunday, November 6, 2011

Consolation Prize

I didn't get the job. It sounds like they decided to go with someone with less experience (which I'm kind of surprised by, maybe I'm too expensive?). I'm bummed out about it because I'm sure that was the last chance to find a new job before the baby is born. On the bright side I took a small portion of the money that I was saving for the move and put it towards the cadillac of strollers, a Bumbleride indie in Seagrass. I've been eyeing it up for quite awhile but could never pull the trigger on buying something so expensive. My train of thought on the purchase is as follows (or in other words, how I lied to myself to make the purchase justifiable):

1)Most people buy a travel stroller but really only use it until the baby outgrows the infant carrier and then they switch to an umbrella stroller because its lighter and easier to maneuver. This stroller weighs less than 20 lbs (like an umbrella stroller)and I can use it with an infant carrier if I need to. The best part is I don't even need the infant carrier because the stroller seat fully reclines for an infant.

2) I love going for long walks, many of which are not on even terrain so I would eventually need to purchase a jogging stroller. Bam! This works as a jogging stroller.

In a long about way, I'm hoping I'm saving myself money in the long run by not needing to buy two or three strollers to meet my needs. I still registered for a Chicco lightweight stroller when I travel and am short on space. The bumbleride does not fold into a nice compact size.

My rational could totally be off but it's my one big splurge for the baby. All the other things I've purchased have been super cheap so I think I can forgive myself. Let's see how I feel about it in a couple of months :)


R said...

I'm SO sorry you didn't get the job. What a bummer. :(

But... I think the stroller sounds great! Now, that is, of course, someone who doesn't have a baby (yet!), so what do I know... But I'm a firm believer in doing something nice for yourself (and your baby gets to benefit too!) to make yourself feel better after a big letdown.

Hang in there... I'm sure the job situation will work itself out at some point. If not before the baby is born, then after. But whenever it's supposed to happen, it will.

Shannon said...

Well crap. I'm sorry you didn't get the job. Love the consolation prize! You'll get SO much use out of it and know you'll never regret spending the money on it.

Gille said...

I'm sorry you didn't get the job :( At least you got a nice stroller though!

Tiara said...

So sorry about the job, that sucks.

Good for you for splurging on the & your baby deserve the justification needed :)