P is for Prepare

Hello! Welcome to my seventh attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge. My theme this year is Experiences of a first time grandmother! Some sweet some not so sweet moments and learnings! My posts are totally based on what I felt and are not meant to be a guide. 

Obviously the baby is the focus of this years posts.. but today I would like to share my home preparations for arrival of the grandchild. 

Besides the usual stuff like washing curtains, linen etc.. I cleaned all the doors and windows and had pest control treatment done about one month when baby was still at about 30 weeks of pregnancy. Drawers had to be cleared out to keep baby stuff (its amazing how many things are needed and the amount of space they need!). Besides other stuff, I bought things like buckets to keep used clothes till they were washed next day, round clothes hangers (these are really really useful), sufficient stock of provisions and so on. 

During one of such many shopping trips, my husband had this interesting experience…

At the plastic goods store, he purchased a large bucket with lid and a huge tub
Nothing was discussed about what these were meant for. 
Next day, he went to the same shop again to buy something else and the shopkeeper showed him a circular clothes hanger saying “Take this, its very useful to dry baby clothes”!! 

 Baby clothes can easily hung out in less space and dry fast

The shopkeeper obviously had superb business acumen and had spotted a grandfather preparing for his grandchild! We talk of Artificial Intelligence (AI) but there is nothing to beat a keen human mind! My husband ended up buying the clothes hanger and the shopkeeper has won a loyal customer!

Have you also met such astute shopkeepers? I am sure my thoughts may cause a deja vu to some of you especially someone who has hosted a newborn! I would love to hear from you!

See you tomorrow folks!

Here are links to my previous AtoZ attempts. 

2013 Mixed Bag
2014 Exercising For Fitness
2015 Gardens of Pune
2016 Herbs
2018 Contemporary A to Z
2019 Caring for the Caregiver
Disclaimer: My posts do mention some products or service providers but these are not sponsored and not meant to be an advertisement.  All posts are from a maternal grandmother’s point of view!

12 Replies to “P is for Prepare”

  1. That’s a local connect which only a shop owner round the corner will have. The mall culture is devoid of this warmth for sure and I miss it in the metro city.
    The circular hanger is definitely a great help. Have used it extensively for both my children. It does has an additional value of being adorably cute!
    – It’s P for Per Ardua Ad Astra at canvas with rainbow.com/

  2. That's much better than the online tracking stuff! He is a good salesperson for spotting after a single purchase!
    P is for Pojagi

  3. These days a connection like this has become important due to the online market. I don't mean that he was playing it up, but just pointing it out how things have changed for these shopkeepers.
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  4. First of ALL..I just saw that its your 7th A2Z!! Wow, and your preparations made me remember of my MIL doing the same when I was pregnant.

  5. He definitely has a great business acumen. For someone so small, they do need a lot of stuff! 🙂

  6. @Shweta Yes, baby stuff can occupy an entire wardrobe and spill over the whole room too! Thats just the way it is! 🙂

  7. @Anagha Infact we even got a second circular hanger!! Thank you for sharing your experiences! Happy to have you visit my blog!

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