Dead Bunnies and Other Musings

The other day I saw a small bunny laying in the neighbors yard. Sure he was dead, and quite irritated with my cat, whom I was also sure had been the offender in the crime, I grabbed my camera and ran outside to take a picture. As I approached however, the bunny jumped up from his restful position and darted off into the shrubs. Walking back to the house it occurred to me that I was just about to take pictures of a dead bunny. I am not 100% sure when someone is considered to be warped but I believe this might be heading in that direction if not already certifiable.

Anyway, I went back in to continue working on one of my other current issues. You see, I am trying to get rid of the crib, I really am. I am not holding onto it in hopes of having another baby (although I will admit I could be talked into it....not a sentiment shared by my husband and alas, that time has passed.) The problem is that there is a new crib recall like every ten seconds it seems and for all sorts of random things. Slats too wide, slats too close, crib side drops down, color doesn't match the ideal baby color of the day (or maybe it was just toxic paint, whatever); you name it, I am sure there is a recall.

So, even though our beautiful, EXTREMELY expensive high-end-because-we-were-first-time-parents-and-didn't-have-a-clue-but-good-thing-we-were-clueless-because-it-lasted-through-5-kids-(plus-someone-else-paid-for-it) crib has safely cradled (or in the case of Solomon, imprisoned) at least five sleeping babies, not to mention guests, for over 10 years, it has been recalled because apparently some company made a flawed drop-down sided crib that someone probably put together wrong in the first place and it squished their baby. I am not undermining the tragedy in this but I do take issue with ALL cribs of a particular style being recalled because of what is probably just one or two poor manufacturers and several hundred lawyers. Which brings me back to my issue: we cannot sell our crib or even donate it due to liability reasons and this is such a shame because it is still a fine piece of furniture.

After typing a very brief version of the above to a group of friends whom I have recently been giving all my worldly possessions to (save one or two....hundred), I got a request for pictures, because a friend of a friend of a friend might be interested.

I spent half an hour sifting through almost 9000 pictures before I finally found one with the crib in it.....

And yet, I would have had no problem sending her a picture of a dead bunny….you know, had it not still been alive.

Priorities people, priorities.

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