Seriously, I am a nester by nature. It is SO HARD to hold back and not nest when it comes to baby girl to be. I want to paint, to sew crib bedding, shop for pink stuff. It's taking all I've got to reign in my self, and focus that nesting energy on paperwork. When I'm officially on the waiting list, I'll let myself go and start on baby preparation. BUT then I go to my favorite local resale shop and Target and find amazing deals on a-dor-a-ble girl stuff, for example: This darling baby gap dress and old navy skirt, HOW do I walk away from these things? I can't. And the sassy sparkly silver coverse shoes 75% off? I don't. Here are my lastest finds!
So, now for my Rant. When I went to my local favorite resale shop, to sell some of my items, the sweet owner said, I gotta be honest, with this new law going into effect, I really can't take much!
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS RIDICULOUS NEW LAW?!!? HR 4040, the Consumer Product Safety "Improvement" Act of 2008. Sometime in February a new law is going to effect that will at this point make it illegal to sell ALL used childrens items (ages 12 and under). Clothing, books,toys, baby gear...anything and everything. They (lawmakers/lobbyists?) are trying to get an amendment to this already passed law, that would make resale shops (goodwill, consignment stores, etc) exempt from this law and allow them to sell used clothing under specific guidelines. I think even then, it will still be "illegal" for everyday folks like you and I to sell our items on craigslist, ebay, newspaper, etc. SERIOUSLY...it makes me sick to my stomach. What are we all to do with our used items it is illegal to sell? Apparently, send it to the landfill. Perfectly good strollers, baby carriers, high chairs, toys, clothing, etc....all "illegal to resell". It's disgusting. Another way to force our nation to be consumerists and buy buy buy new things. PLEASE...research this, send a letter to your senators and congressman expressing how appalling this new law is. I think this is rooted in the big lead paint scare of recent years...but seriously. Here are a few links to articles about this (FYI- I don't share all of the same attititudes or views stated in these articles, but they do have good info about what this means)
World Net Daily article- this one has info on how to make your opinions known at the bottom of article
Duane Morris LLP site