Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here is baby item #3: The moses basket. My mom had a basket that we slept in from the day we came home from the hospital until we were about three months old. I don't know where her basket originated from, but she used it for all seven of her babies. When I had my first baby I lived a couple hours from home and got to borrow the original basket. When my second daughter was born I lived in the mid-west and was not within driving distance for borrowing it again. My quest my own basket began. I found this one on eBay, I loved the neutral colors, and bid more than I should have to win it. I wanted to be able to pass it down to my own daughters when they have children.
My mom's favorite movie was The Unsinkable Molly Brown. In the beginning of the movie Molly floats down a river in her cradle through the rapids. She washes ashore and is found by her adoptive father. Her life is never easy, but she does not give up. At the end of the movie she is on the sinking Titanic, and finds herself yet again in perilous waters. I won't give away any more details in case you want to watch this movie for yourself. I mention it here because this basket got me reminiscing about my mom and her baby basket. Don't worry, I promise not to float my baby down any rivers.