I'm going to spend a small fortune on a rocking chair for the nursery. I fell in love with a particular chair ages ago, and I already knew I was going to buy it when I created the poll. Many of you will think I'm out of my mind when I reveal how much this chair costs--87% of you, in fact (and you're probably right).
One of my readers referred to rocking chairs as an investment, and I wholeheartedly agree. To me, the rocking chair is the most important part of the nursery. I'm going to read a million stories and sing a million lullabies in this chair. It's where I'll kiss away a million tears and evoke a million giggles. Since I'll be spending so much time in this chair, it has to be super comfortable.
When our children have outgrown their mama's lap, I'll move the chair into the living room, so it needs to be able to move seamlessly from room to room. Oh, and it has to be pretty.
It also has to be very well made. I want to rock my grandchildren in this rocking chair, and tell them all about how I used to rock their mommy or daddy in that very same chair.
Okay, I'll cut to the chase. Here's the chair:
|The beautiful Monte Joya Rocker that stole my heart.|
Are you ready for this? It's $995. I know, I know. But my mind's made up, and it'll be my only splurge, I promise.
So, this is where the poll comes in. It was a tight race right up until the very end, but according to my dear readers, I should spend approximately $300 on a rocking chair. I've already admitted that I'll be spending a whoppin' $1,000. That's a difference of $700.
To offset this $700, I plan on saving money elsewhere. Every week, I'll buy something for the baby from Craigslist or Ebay, and the amount of money I save will go toward this $700 difference. So, say I score a $200 stroller on Craigslist for $100. The $100 that I saved will be "banked," and I'll have to save $600 more to justify purchasing my glorious rocking chair.
Danny has already pointed out that this challenge is completely illogical because I'm spending money to save money, but it's my game, and I make the rules--and I don't care if none of it makes sense.
Speaking of rules, here they are:
- Any item I purchase from Craigslist or Ebay has to currently be on one of my registries. (Yes, my registries are already done. Hello, Type A.)
- I purchase my rocking chair in early January, whether or not I've reached $700. (I highly doubt I will, but this is my game, remember?)