Polyester socks that rip immediately. Battery-operated video game controllers that weigh 10 pounds and give you carpal tunnel syndrome. Adult board games that my husband and I will never play because they require at least three players and we're not very social. These are just a few of the bad decisions I’ve made on Amazon Primebefore I was a mom. Once I had a baby, and was duped by the idea that shopping at 2 a.m. while breastfeeding was efficient, my online purchase decisions only got worse.
I can only partially blame sleep deprivation for these poor choices. The real culprit, I realize in hindsight, was anxiety. I wanted to make sure my partner and I were doing everything possible to ensure the safety and contentment of our children. My Type A personality kind of went into overdrive as I spent my time trolling parenting message boards and combing the internet for all the recommended gear that apparently were the answers to all these other moms’ issues with their kids. What I failed to realize is that one woman’s Amazon Prime cart’s gold, might be another’s trash.
I bought trash.
Here are just a few glimpses of my Amazon Prime history. Consider it a peek into the cabinet of curiosities I procured, and bad online purchasing decisions I made, as a new mom: