Have you ever heard of a Hope Chest?
I have a hope chest full of baby clothes and other items. People think this is strange. I don’t have any children and I’m not sure that I ever will. But in college, I worked at Gymboree in college and I would buy these crazy cheap adorable clothes! They would be the three-seasons-ago type of kids clothes (which if you know anything about Gymboree, you know that their styles basically are repeated every couple of years with slight variations).
Now by crazy cheap, I mean an adorable $160 seude kids coat for $5.00. Or ninety-nine cent shirts. For real. I would raid the back room of the store.
And every now and then I’ll peak into a Gymboree or Baby Gap searching for deals. If I find them, I buy them and add them to the make-shift Hope Chest.
It turns out, when people find this out they think it’s strange. I, on the otherhand, do not.
So what do you think, friends?