I'm beginning to wonder if there is a Penny Pincher's anonymous that I can join. It really is almost a sickness here. I had 3 awesome deals this past couple of weeks, and I am doing the first step- admitting that I have a problem.
The first came on an outing to Target where I was looking for some mascara. I had completely run out and didn't want to scare the small children at play group, so I rushed to the first place that was open. I happened upon an aisle where there were a ton of diapers that had been oddly clearance. Trust someone like me to know the price-per-diaper-- at Costco it's about .18 cents when they have a coupon, the best price I've gotten to that date was .14 cents. Those clearance diapers were .7 cents a diaper. I kid you not. The teenager that rung me up probably thought that I was looney because I bought every single size three on the shelf and a couple of boxes of fours too.
My second great deal was the other day when I was looking for clothes for getting family portraits taken (eventually we will take portraits when I finish losing the weight in a couple months). I was browsing at the local strip mall when I came to Old Navy and found a bunch of onesies for .49 cents a piece. Ridiculous. Again, I bought every decent looking one in the size Luke should be this winter (as they were long-sleeved). Even if they never fit him, I'm sure someone will use them eventually. My sister-in-law taught me her rule for shopping (I'm paraphrasing): If it comes from a thrift store, it can't look like it did. If you buy it new, it has to cost what it would at a thrift store. I'm trying to live by this rule.
The third deal (this one was just o.k., not stellar) was on a clip-on chair for Luke. It was 17 bucks (down from 30). One of the reasons I fell in love with this one is because two of his cousins have stuffed Monkeys name "Eee-Eee" and "Ooo-Ooo". When I saw this one I thought this was the missing third Monkey "Aaa-Aaa". I'm still keeping my eyes open for a real high chair that's a super deal.
Before I took this picture he was happy.
Then the flash went off and I fixed Aaa-Aaa so you could see his face. Apparently he doesn't like the flash. He's kinda sick of his saucer while I do dishes and make dinner, so I thought this would be good so that we can interract while I do my chores and he can play with other toys. He is just such a busy-body mama's boy (I mean this in the most loving way) that he wants to be held the entire time I cook. He'll sit in the chair for a couple minutes, and then I'll hold him for a few and then try to entice him back into it.
1 year ago