I was in the department store this afternoon helping one of my daughters’ pick which was the best pack n play for the use of her children. She had twins so maybe we are in the market for two of them. Hopefully these things were big enough to fit two little children but I doubt it if one was enough.
It was crazy finding out which one was the best as there were many choices in front of us. Many different types from among a myriad of manufacturers, all with different colors and different implements included with them. We really had a difficult time finding which one was really the best choice among the bunch.
Thankfully there was a store clerk present to help us. She was patient enough to enumerate the properties of each and every one that we took a fancy on and also advised us on which ones to look out for. Apparently these things were not really the same, construction wise, as some of them were really only knock-offs of other brands.
Some were made in China and others were from Taiwan according to the clerk, and that helped us a little and narrowed down our choices. We would have liked to buy products that were made in America, mainly to help homegrown manufacturers get business and also because I know we have very stringent laws on manufacturing, so maybe the ones that were made here were both really durable and worth the money we were to spend on it.
Finally we settled on a nice one that was fairly big in size and looked like it can fit my two grandchildren at the same time. We chose the color blue as it seemed neutral enough for both boys and girls alike, and also because blue is a soothing kind of color, you know, maybe it will help calm them down a little bit.
We decided on just getting one for now and maybe they could share it. They still can fit inside if they wanted to, as they are yet so little right now. We also thought it would be much better if they play together and we expect they would get tired of it soon enough, so one is probably enough.
Me? Well I did get to shop also and I ended up buying the best travel tripod in the mall and at a very nice price too. You see I have a vacation coming up and would love to have the whole trip documented through pictures and stuff for posterity’s sake. So I bought it the first chance I could and I was a happy camper.
The buying trip with my daughter was a much needed one for both of us, as we haven’t had the time to be together much these days. I would be very happy to do it with her again if only to bond with her much fully. It would also be a chance for us to do our most favorite hobby in the world which is shopping. Nothing can beat that!