Our various sets of friends who had babies last year have done very well for themselves - all babies are healthy and cute, and thanks to gifts from friends and family with older kids, they've barely had to buy anything themselves. Case in point: Morgan's parents have been given several car seats for kids of various sizes. So when my friends brought their 18 month old to visit earlier this year, we knew who to turn to for a loaner seat.
The problem came when we wanted to give the seat back. Our friends had just been given a new and better seat, and said that we could keep the other one.
Oh goody, just what I've always wanted.
Lilah's parents don't need it either, so it's just sitting in our house until we find time to take it to a charity of some sort.
But at least someone's getting some use out of it: