Anyways, as time goes on and the kids become easier to deal with (I only have to buckle and unbuckle one seat belt now), I find myself still not wanting to shop. The less I have, the less there is to clean and take care of. Then, there's the whole environmental factor--everything new you buy somehow wastes natural resources. And, can't forget about the economy factor. This past year and a half has put me in a perpetual state of fear of going broke. Plus, there are so many better things to be doing with
Well...last weekend, I took the girls "into town" to run some errands. Along the way, we passed by the giant warehouse they call Goodwill. Alexis has a school project coming up that requires her to come up with a costume for a historical figure that she was assigned. Light bulb...let's see what we can find in Goodwill, so into the parking lot I pulled.
Honestly, I had driven by this place a million times and always wondered what it was like inside, but there was always this part of me that, to put it bluntly, thought I was too good to walk through those doors. Funny, as silly as it sounds when I say it out loud, I still hesitated to get out of the car.
Deep breath and in we went. Let me just tell you, I was AMAZED!! Alexis had $5 (and a coupon) in her pocket that she was planning on spending at our next stop-- the bookstore. For the price of one book, she could have gotten TEN in this place!! It was only .50 for a paperback book!! As I starting digging through the racks and racks of clothes looking for something that might be able to pass as 18th century garb, I found my attitude towards the place changing. Some of these clothes still had TAGS!! Seriously, a $34 extremely cute kid's dress for $3.50!! Well to make a long story short-- one dress with tags, one shirt with tags, two books, $8, and a VERY excited kid later...I am hooked!!