My son is not entirely convinced he really needed this Fischer Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo (Video by Alex Stonehill)
I’m drowning in a sea of newly minted, primary-colored plastic.
Before my son was born I was smugly confident about my ability to resist the new baby buying frenzy. I sought out hand-me-downs and I scoured the internet for hyper minimalist must-have lists.
Six months in, all is lost. I’m embarrassed to admit how susceptible I am to any product that promises added convenience, significant development or (especially) more sleep.
But watching my husband break down a mountain of Amazon boxes the other night I experienced a wave of panic, and not just because my bank account now seems permanently stuck on red. What about the hidden environmental costs of my recent online shopping spree?