Yesterday, I sent the two older children to Grandmas House so they could go do the Chucky Cheese thing. Again I commend my mother in law, the idea of going there with the kids gives me major anxiety, yet she and my father in law take it with stride and have a great time with the kids!
SO me and little bear....its not just a name I give the baby...kid looks like a bear, hes huge and wears a bear coat lol..... we go to Target.
It has been theorized that you can NOT walk into Target and spend less then $100. It is because of that theory, I don't walk into Target and instead grumble around Walmart hoping I can get out as soon as possible. But this day.....alone with the baby....in need of socks, instant mash potatoes and light bulbs, I though....... CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
Did some math in my head....socks $10.....Mash $2.....Light bulbs $5.......Even if i threw in a few other things I could totally walk out under $100. So Mrs. Budget Conscious walks around Target, getting what I need....then it begins.
- What follows are the dialogs in my head and with my 6 month old-
Well the kids needed socks.....and they are so inexpensive....i should get them each 3 PACKS of socks. Frankie needs a bunch of different socks because all of them bother his feet.... Oh wait look at these princess socks, Lia would love these!
Oh look little boy blazers....oh the boys don't have Easter Outfits but I'm sure these are too much...WAIT $14! That's no bad! Oh well they need something to put under the Blazers, $5 for this dress shirt? That's not too bad. Wait James doesn't have pants that match this...must get pants.
I hate CFL's they make my apartment look blue and cold. Oh look they put a CFL in a round bulb to fake people out. $20??? Oh wait here are regular bulbs....I hear they would make regular bulbs illegal.....I need to buy 20 bulbs since they are like $3 for 4.....20 Bulbs it is, they are so cheap anyway. Batteries! I could use some of these extra batteries
WOW A MINNIE DRESS..... Ok I did NOT buy the Minnie dress or the doctor set, or the cleaning set or the toy story set I wanted to get the kids...i had SOME self control
Ok where are the mash potatoes. Wow one box $1.47....but look at these little .99 cent packages for when I'm feeling EXTRA lazy and don't even want to add the milk myself. Lets throw 10 of those in here
Throw in a candy bar and a Diet Coke.....with NY States 8.63% sales tax......I came in over $100 all those socks.....Darn you TARGET!
It shouldn't even be a theory, it should be fact. It could be that quiet time with out the big kids running around let me relax and makes me stay longer. It could be that things are cheap so you in turn buy more.....OR it COULD be that they pump something into the air that alters your brain and makes you buy crap. Who knows....all i know is my kids are going to have warm feet, belly's full of mash potatoes, warm looking light bulbs with no mercury (another topic, another time) and are going to look Awesome on Easter :)
|Note: Got Dress 60% off at Macys.....ah those boys are going to look great!|