The Crib Battle
I consider myself a pretty smart dude. I went to college. I can read fairly complicated text and generally figure it out.
But I was completely brought to my knees by a baby crib this week. It took me 2-3 hours to put the thing together. By the end of it I was sweaty, cursing, and had a huge headache. So, it’s possible that crib manufacturers make it difficult on purpose to mimic parenthood.
I know you are all probably thinking I’m exaggerating when I say that they must have purposefully made this harder than they had to make it, so I’ll show you just one example.
Notice in the below photo there is bolt labeled (W) and a washer labeled (VV).
TWO “V”s together is a “W”!
The Step 2B photo makes my head spin.
You could use any letters in the alphabet! Why would you choose “V” to double up?
That was just Step 1. It got way worse.
But you know what? I finished it and then freaked out when I had bolts left over. I was certain that I did something wrong and the crib was going to break out from under my child and the parent police would come knocking.
Nope. The manufacturer just includes extra bolts for convenience.
“For convenience” is code for “to mess with you!”
Apple Pie Crumb Cake – Ok. I take it back. This recipe might be more fall than the roasted acorn squash recipe. Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts and I wasn’t really sure it could be improved on, but this cake seems to do exactly that. (@ Sippity Sup)
Smoked Sausage Chili – I usually like chili with ground beef or cubed chuck steak, but this looks like a great change up. I think I would definitely serve this with a cornbread. I think that’s the only way to do it. (@ Dine and Dish)
Have a good weekend everyone! I’ll be running approximately 13.1 miles!