This weekend, my husband and I rolled up our sleeves, got out the toolbox, and went to work assembling the crib, putting in car seats, screwing down the changing pad, and all the other stuff we need to do before our twins arrive. Actually, I should be a bit more honest about that: my husband did all of the work. But, I was VERY good at giving moral support, and was super helpful when it came to reading the instruction manual or saying things like, "Wow, you did such a great job! Did you bring the box out to recycling?"
In the end, it was a success, evidenced by the fact that we now have a sturdy crib in our nursery, two car seats firmly latched into our backseat, and a dresser with changer top, ready to welcome its first poopy diaper! Looking back, it really wasn't so bad (says me). In the moment though, we kept asking each other, "Is there a reason they make baby gear assembly so hard?"