This little gem was just sitting by the bin (probably wouldn't fit in the slot). I immediately decided our Little Engineer had to have it.
Me: Look, babe! This will be perfect for her to ride around our condo!
The Engineer: We are not taking from the salvation army pile.
Me: But it's free, and it's in good condition.
The Engineer: (Gives me his 'you're ridiculous' look).
Me: This thing is probably worth $45 and every kid has one by their first birthday. (if we've learned one thing, it's that numbers speak to the Engineer)
The Engineer: Fine.
Me: Will you carry it, please?
As we continued our walk, baby car dangling from the Engineer's arm, I started to panic. "We just stole from Salvation Army." The Engineer apparently thought this was stealing all along and was wondering what was wrong with me...while I was thinking someone's junk had just become my treasure. He refused to walk back to the bin to return it and said I had to do it myself. Finally, after what seemed like a long discussion on our moral dilemma, we agreed we would return it to the Salvation Army when we're finished with it...along with all the other toys and stuff we will not need any longer.
One of my co-workers always says that she "begged, borrowed, and stole" her baby stuff. I always wondered what "stealing" looked liked? I mean she's a good person and I didn't think she meant breaking into Babies 'R' Us.
Now I understand, I too am begging, borrowing, and stealing...
(Lesson #1 for becoming a stay at home mom. Maybe coupons will be my Lesson #2 - I did see TLC is going to have a new show on coupons.)