Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Great Debate

As Maisey gets closer and closer, so do the deadlines. We are less than 17 weeks away from the due date and I still need to finish sanding and staining the crib, remodel and decorate the baby's room, and so much more. Of course before we can remodel the nursery, we need to come up with a theme or color scheme or something of that nature, then come the ideas of what are we going to put in the nursery? With that very question comes the purpose of this entry.

Kim and I have been having the debate of what kind of chair we want in the nursery, a glider or recliner? Kim's thoughts were extreme glider, while mine were rather opposite. A glider has a smoother less aggressive motion to soothe the baby. It also has the capabilities of swiveling for easy maneuvering and to put the cherry on top, it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye in a bedroom. A recliner is big and bulky, you can't swivel in most of them and the rocking motion is very aggressive. In addition to that, it just wouldn't look right sitting in a bedroom. See what I was up against? I'll admit that my preference towards the recliner was heavily influenced by the price difference between the glider and the recliner, but I also liked the thought of having the capability to flip up the footrest and be able to catch some zzz's with Maisey. To try persuade her and let her find the perfect recliner I took her to American Home Furnishings and Ashley's before finally realizing that my hope of having a recliner was quickly fading.

Kim then decided to take me to a few places to show me how much more comfortable the chairs at Rocker World are. After starting at Rocker World, we then went to Target, Baby's "R" Us and Burlington. Now I'll admit that the gliders at Rocker World were more comfortable, but was the difference in comfort worth the price that it would cost? I mean really, how much more comfortable could this chair be? I decided to sleep on it. The next day I kept on trying to convince Kim that she wanted a recliner, but the more I pushed the more I realized how much Kim really wanted this glider. So I decided to just bite the bullet and let her get it. It is now sitting in our bedroom (as shown above), waiting for Maisey to arrive. It will have an ottoman as well, but that won't be here for at least 30 days. I guess that there are a couple positives to this experience. 1) We no longer have to worry about what chair we are going to put in the nursery and 2) Momma is happy, and we all know that if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

How true :)


  1. Brian,
    Big brother to little brother... what does kim want? Hint, thats what you want. Get the rocker for the living room and get Kim and Maisey what they want for the baby's room!
    Cheers! Dave

  2. I would have to agree that the glider is the way to go. I am going to pick one out next week! Yay!

  3. Oh how I miss the Vehons! This cracks me up! Of course Kim won! Remember all of the odd art work you talked her into buying? It's her turn!

  4. Yay for a new chair. Expensive or not, it's worth it.