Once upon a time, I was a naive pregnant lady putting stuff on my baby registry. I thought I was being so careful and thoughtful about what I was going to get since I wanted to get things that were gender neutral, despite the fact that I knew I was having a girl. Also, in the back of my mind I was thinking if I had any other babies, I didn’t want my future son to be sitting in a pink high chair (read: naive.)
Fast forward about 2 years and here I am, surrounded by high chairs.
We have one of those Fisher Price seats that straps onto a regular chair, a Chicco seat that you can hook onto your table through physics, magic, and a whole lot of faith, and a standalone cheapo high chair from Ikea.
Do you want to know how we ended up with three high chairs despite only having registered for the Fisher Price chair? 1) We are suckers for advertising, and 2) We are suckers at Ikea.
Do you want to know what happens when you have three high chairs despite only having registered for the Fisher Price chair? 1) Your 18 month old owns you, and 2) you get really good at justifying why you have three high chairs.
Example: MC threw a fit because she wanted to sit in the chair connected to the kitchen island, but we mistakenly put her in the Fisher Price chair. She refused to take a bite of her food until she was moved to her chair of preference for the night.
So, I have a couple questions here: 1) Did we create this monster by having so many chairs to choose from, and 2) Do any other families out there have multiple chairs for one child?