Monday, November 15, 2010
So Friday night after the kids went to bed I went to >>>> not the spa>>>>not the gym>>>>not even to do some great act of service>>>>>but rather I went to Toys R' Us. You may be asking yourself , WHY????? would I do that on a perfectly good Friday night whilst my husband is at home enjoying the peace and quiet with three sleeping kids? I asked myself the same question. I am a sucker for a great deal and for my three kids. It was a sale and I had the coupon to go with it. I went , I bought, I had the after bargain shopping buzz all the way home. Then I decided I should get out all of the kids Christmas presents and organize and take inventory. I shop for Christmas pretty much all year off of the clearance racks, ironically this is so I don't have to run out after all the crazy sales going on this time of year---as if I were above it---atlas we see I am not. Anyhow upon arriving home I pulled the gifts out of the storage unit and realized that I had too much, I didn't want to give my kids that many gifts. My bargain shopping buzz was shot. I looked at it all a bit dismayed. How did this happen? I repeat-I am a sucker for a great deal and my kids. As I lay in bed that night feeling a little sick over it all I decided that I needed to pull back the reigns a bit. I thought I was already doing a good job of that. The life maxim strikes me --the hardest thing to do is the thing you think you are already doing. And so here I am Thanksgiving not even here yet and I have more then enough Christmas gifts. I am surrounded by bargain shopping bliss and I have no more shopping to do. Have I learned my lesson? I guess in a months time we will tell.