OK, OK, I know that onesie little pun was a tad corny. For those of you of not au fait with terms for infant clothing, onesie is the name the US girls call vests. Presume the OZ and UK and all other chicks call them vests too?
Last time I sent out a onsie and sleeper (that’s a babygro non US folks) appeal I mentioned God in the same request which got some peoples knickers aka panties aka broeks in a knot. I really wasn’t trying to get a rise in anyone but I did and it turned out to be a compete bonus as lots of people read the post and we got an amazing amount of clothing donated to us. In fact, so much that the team from Georgia could only bring half the goods with the rest arriving in July.
As you know, I am arriving in the US on the 15th of April. Some of you lovely friends, BEST friends actually, have shopped for our fave onesie packs and have asked to send them to me on this trip. Last time I got a few 3 pack sleeper sets that say Circo on the packaging. Not sure if that is the store or the brand but they are also a complete win and I saw on sale, cost less than 7 dollars. So, what I am asking in a round about rambling fashion, is please send us more of those 5 pack onesie and 3 pack sleeper sets to my hotel in San Francisco. 0-3 months is best as the idea is that the moms can dress their infants when they leave the hospital. 3-6 months also great as an extra second outfit.
Because I am very wise now and no longer a naive newbie, I
won’t post the hotel address here but e-mail me and I will give it to you. For all stalkers who want to kidnap me and
keep me in their basement, I am staying in the Days Inn at the airport. I will be breakfasting at Denny’s, having
lunch at McDonalds and dinner at TGIF’s.
I am hoping to do loads of shopping while there so please
don’t send me anything heavy or too bulky such as blankets. I know this sounds rather rude considering I
am asking you girls for clothing donations, but if I have to pay overweight
penalties on my baggage, it defeats the purpose. Remember gently used clothes are very
welcome but not with poop and/or puke on. (I kid you not!) Yesterday I was
unpacking a box and somehow a black single adult sock was in the box. I gingerly brought it to my large snozz for a sniff and
it flippin’ stank like stinky feet! (Why so we smell stuff that we know are
probably gonna be stinky???)
I know it must have been put there by accident but it was still pretty nasty, all the baby clothes are in the wash as we speak.
And now, I am off to the hospital. Here
is a pic of Maddie who is a precious little American girl and who shops with
her mommy for babyclothes for the poor babies in SA. They have been sending us goods since we started
and we really appreciate them. Maddie
the mommies at the hospital are very happy when they can dress their babies in
such cute clothing, thanks so much! Never
underestimate the seeds of compassion and generosity you sew in your kids. They naturally have a giving and loving
spirit and it is really something to encourage and treasure.