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We lost a bunch of our stuff when Hurricane Irene generously dumped 10 1/2 feet of water in our house, including a couple toddler beds that we were storing in the basement.

So a friend, who was getting rid of her kid’s toddler bed, offered it to me. I said, “Hell, yes.”

And then she actually wanted me to pick it up.

Which seemed really exhausting because you know, it’s a bed.

One morning I thought about sending Rick over to pick it up but I think he was consumed with watching Kathy Lee & Hoda and I hated to interrupt him.

And anyway, I thought a much easier plan of action would be to skip the whole “manual labor” thing and have either Chase or Harlowe just go over and sleep at my friend’s house when the time came for them to transition into a toddler bed.

But then the other night, we got back from a Passover seder at my in-laws and found this…

Yes, that’s a toddler bed on my lawn.

No delivery charge apparently.

So I guess when Chase and Harlowe are done with their cribs, I can just have one of them sleep in the yard.

mama bird notes:

Hope you all had a great holiday. These are my two favorite videos from the weekend. The first is Chase wearing a makeshift Easter bonnet…

And this is my in-laws and kids doing dance Wii on Easter morning. Right after we ate mountains of Easter candy and fried Matzoh. Who do you think had the best moves?

25 Responses to free toddler bed

  • Abby says:

    OMG OMG OMG. As a childless over 40 year old I bought myself the Wii Dance Party (Kelcey, if you didn’t go and have four kids you know you, me, wine, and Wii would be the best dance party mix) and this video cracked me up and then some. Dylan has all the moves I need to motivate some lazy adults and that little one in the front can help if she wants. I love how Rick tries to do it with a kid in tow. This was the best. Thank you!!! PS I broke my foot so I’m jealous anyone can dance right now! xoxox

  • Abby says:

    Oh and I have nothing to say about the toddler bed except they probably couldn’t get rid of it so to cut the losses dumped it in the yard. But that’s hilarious…you just show up and bam! a bed in the driveway!

  • daphne says:

    Dylan’s moves look strangely familiar — I didn’t realize that was something that passed along in the DNA. It may be time to teach her to shimmy

  • Lanie says:

    Very tough decision – Dylan and Harlowe are clearly front runners. Chase has a bit of a disadvantage because Rick is holding him back from showing off his moves. Summer is quite a dancer too. . . Happy Passover/ Easter. xoxo

  • Jill Sherman says:

    Absolutley adorable!!! LOVED the priceless dancing with Aunt Ilene and Uncle Bruce!!!! They are the BEST grandparents!! Love to all!

  • Marlo Young says:

    I looked up on the internet free toddler beds and you came up and I was wondering are you giving the better way because if you are I really do need it I’m a 35 year old mother of three with multiple sclerosis and I’ve been trying to survive off of 721 a month I have a one year old that I have not been able to buy a bed for and im trying to find some help so if it is available would you please let me know I’m afraid I don’t have a car and I can not walk very well so I would not be able to come pick it up if you’re not capable of sending it to me or anything like that then thank you and I just appreciate your time

  • Marlo Young says:

    Well thank you ladies of any of you paid attention to or even read my post its a blessing to see people get help and it would be wonderful if all people in dire need could be given help as well !!! God bless you all

  • Erica Rucker says:

    Please oh please tell me u still have the toddler bed I’m in desperate need of one ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please n god bless u!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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