Tuesday Teeny Poll

An overwhelming majority, 89%, stated that stay at home dads are cool.  10% felt that moms should be the primary caregivers.  I have to say I’m with the majority on this one.  I think that if dad staying home works for that family, then have at it!  Dads bring a different energy to child raising (at least the ones that I know) and I don’t think that is a bad thing.

Now, we recently got rid of my son’s all-in-one loft bed for a raised bed without the desk/dresser components.  He was simply too tall for it, and as his ceiling is not vaulted, was feeling a bit claustrophobic.  In fact, he wouldn’t come straight out and tell us that he hated sleeping up there, he kept faking stomach aches and asking to sleep on the couch.  Seriously?  I thought we were better at communicating than that.  But after a few days my husband and I sussed it out.  Kids, they kill me.  Well, my kids, specifically.

Anyhoo, that left us with needing to buy him a dresser.  We took a bit of time deciding which of these routes to go.  Which one would you take?

3 Responses to “Tuesday Teeny Poll”

  1. Obi-Wandreas July 17, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    When it comes to substantial expenditures, our rule of thumb is that something should be built to last. We’re not going to spend a ton of money, but we won’t cheap out either. Our (almost) 4 year old sleeps in a bed which belonged to her grandparents, and will one day be a guest bed in her own house.

    For play tables, we stick with plastic. But for the big stuff, a little more money is a much better value.

  2. marvel July 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m with Obi-Wandreas — Other. My girls are using the two dressers my parents bought for me, and one of them was a hand-me-down. Doesn’t have to be expensive/overpriced, just well-made.

  3. La Petite Acadienne July 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Depends on the kids, depends on the item. I will always buy good mattresses for my kids, and solid wood furniture (not crazy expensive, but just good, basic stuff). Play chairs I’ll cheap out on, because kids are SO hard on them.

    And not that it’s kid furniture, but I also refuse to spend a ton of money on a dining room set while our kids are young.