This Mom's Bassinet Ad Perfectly Describes Motherhood Fantasy vs. Reality

This first-time mom soon realized the bassinet she purchased for her fantasy of motherhood didn't match up with the reality.
Kobie Hughes/Gumtree

When first-time mom Kobie Hughes was pregnant, she bought herself a vintage bassinet—a questionable but not altogether unheard-of purchase, right?

But six months after her baby Jack was born, Hughes realized her kid hated the thing, so she decided to sell it on Gumtree.com under the hilarious listing "Antique bassinet; from a time when babies were men. Baby not included."

And according to Us Weekly, it only got more comical from there.

"We really need to sell this lovely bassinet that I bought in a whimsical moment in early pregnancy when I thought being pregnant would be a holy, otherworldly experience and had images of myself, glowing and slim, dressed in long white flowing dresses whilst I rocked my angelic baby in a white wicker cradle," she reportedly wrote in the ad. "After getting fat, bloated, sweaty and flatulent; discovering babies only smelled nice depending on whether you sniffed them before or after a wee/poo/vomit/washing between their fat rolls and finding that I was too busy feeding/trying to get my baby to sleep to entertain fantasies of being a stunning Gaia Earth Mother I now need to sell so I can afford a haircut (easier than washing it at the moment)."

Funny stuff!

And while Hughes told Us she hadn't had any offers on the thing—"Much to my husband's disgust, it's currently still sitting next to our changing table, where he manages to stub his toe on it at least daily," she explained—a quick click over to Gumtree reveals that the ad is no longer available. All that remains is a small picture and the word "SOLD".

I guess honesty sells, after all!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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