Hi y’all! I’m a mama to two bambinos, a darling daughter who will be five next month and a smiley son who is six months old. We are in the middle of moving ((sigh)) and we are getting rid of most of our furniture. We are moving in with my elderly father who lives alone on six acres so there’s no room for our stuff. I have been posting items for sale on Craigslist and just last week, we sold our bedroom set.
At first, I was relieved that it sold. One, because we really needed the money at the moment, (we are only recently a single income family; decided to be a SAHM after numero dos was born.) And two, it was a huge relief to my husband that he wasn’t going to have to move it out of our second floor condo and store it somewhere. But as the man came to collect his new bedroom set, my eyes started to burn and I felt tears welling up in them. Why in the world was I about to lose it over a bedroom set that was over 10 years old? It was busted up, had lots of water damage, missing knobs, but I was all torn up about it going out the door.
Well, to start, it was purchased new for me at the start of my sophomore year in college by my dear parents. It’s the set that my new husband and I started our lives together in our first home. But the big kicker is, it’s the bed, more importantly, the mattress, that our two beautiful children were conceived on.
Ok, be honest, is that too TMI? Weird? You can say it, it won’t hurt my feelings. I kind of feel like it is. I said to my husband, “wonder if he (the person purchasing the set,) knows he’s getting a lucky mattress?” My husband looked puzzled. I quickly reminded him of the sacredness of the mattress…he chuckled.
So do you other mamas feel the same? Would you be sad to sell your mattress that you conceived your children on? I almost made a comment as the guy was loading the furniture up that was along the lines of “that’s a very special mattress…those two precious kiddos you met were made there!” But I DID want his $300, so I refrained in fear as that comment would be a deal breaker.