Now that we've been given a few extra days (or so we think, unless Cheeky decides to surprise us) we're being forced to deal with some things that we've been putting off.
The lease on our car is up at the end of this month, and the prospect of sitting in a dealership negotiating with Jerry Lundegaard days after childbirth isn't very appealing. We're working ourselves into a lather about the whole thing since all our options cost money (yeah capitalism!), which we've been hemorrhaging lately. To complicate things, our dishwasher just started making noises like it was chewing and digesting our silverwear. Oh, and there's this BABY coming, which has no parts-and-labor warranty on it.
I do, however, have some ideas as to how to cover these costs. Since Cheeky still doesn't have an official name yet, we could sell naming rights to the child. It would certainly help our decision-making if Frito Lay or Ameritrade paid us to name and label him/her. Another option is to take bets against the spread on the eventual birthdate (Vegas has Cheeky at +7 over the doctors ... any takers?) We'd have to relocate to the Cayman Islands to make that legal, of course, but I'd make that sacrifice for my children's education.
We'll eventually sort all this out, but it's nice to have something to stress about besides parenting. We're still taking suggestions for labor-inducing home remedies, so please feel free to share your thoughts!