Wednesday, March 30, 2011

There are worse things I could be addicted to. . .

I have a new topic to write about here.

Extreme couponing.

I realize I am not as obsessed as the guests on the new show on tv, but in my little world, I am becoming close.

I was recounting my savings today to the kids on the ride home from school.

"Listen to how much I spent at Target! Listen to how much I saved!" I exclaimed.

"You're becoming obsessed, Mom!" said one child.

"Yeah, you are getting out of hand with all these coupons!" said another.

"And what are we doing with all this money you're saving, anyway? Anything good for us?" said yet another.

As you can see, there is no shared joy with this crowd.

So I come to you, my dear readers, because I know you will rejoice with me as I tell you all the details. (You will, right?) I also come to you because I fear all my Facebook friends are tired of hearing about how much I saved.

So here's the scoop: I spent $28.13 at Target for $71.88 worth of merchandise, and I spent $11.23 at Meijer for $33.83 worth.

You're cheering for me, right? And for all the money I saved?

For the record, one of the children said disappointedly that I was probably only using the extra money to pay the electric bill, anyway.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Oh, the injustice. . .

Due to some back talk this morning, my boy lost the privilege of all electronic devices this afternoon.

Upon arriving home after school, he lamented, "I have nothing to do. I can't even look at the clock!"

*Edited a few minutes later* This boy is taking all electric devices to the extreme for sure. He is hiding under a blanket in the recliner. When I asked him why, he morosely explained that the blanket is the best way to keep out the heat.

Should I tell him that the heat is gas?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Eye am so confused. . .

"Mommy! My eye hurts!" my 4 1/2 year old son cries.

"What happened?", I said, bending down to inspect.

"I don't know", he replied.

"Ow, ow!", he continued. "That's why I have to take my shirt off!"

I am seriously being left behind in the world of preschool logic.

Moments later, he emerged from the bathroom, saying "All done!". Then he proceeded to put his shirt back on.

I don't even pretend to understand his miraculous eye cure.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mother Dearest :)

For many years, I have joked about turning into my mother.
As early as college, I recall telling friends, "Why is it that when I open my mouth, my mother's voice comes out?"
I have said to my husband many times, "I hope you like my mother, because I am turning into her!" (Thankfully, he does love my mother).
As the years have passed, I find myself doing things like she does, thinking like her, looking like her, and sounding like her.

Today, it was all confirmed to me by my 4 year old. I said something to one of his siblings and he called from a room or two over, "Mom? Is Grandma here? I thought I heard her voice!"

It was just me. Just me, slowly turning into my mom. Which is all right with me, because she's a pretty great gal!!