We are at Barnes & Nobles. Jason is reading comic books or trying to act like he is. I’m trying to write while Faith is telling me she ate four hours ago like she is starving or something. She’s not. But today’s kids want instant gratification. They want to watch what they want when they want with no commercials. They want their computers and cell phones. As a child, I never thought of those things. People that were rich had them. My kids are spoiled. They just don’t think they are because their friends have bigger and more expensive toys. My kids get my time. They get to have a parent that will constantly fight for them and go without so that they have their hearts content.
Faith has a netbook and she wears Justice most of the time. That the netbook is old is always complained about. But she has one. She doesn’t acknowledge that her clothes are expensive much. She doesn’t know that mom is out there at every sale or bag sale to make sure she has them. We have a store called Once Upon A Child here locally. Twice a year they have a bag clearance sale. A grocery plastic bag like you would get at Krogers or Remke. I stuff that bag like you wouldn’t believe. The bags are $15. I usually buy about four bags which make it $60 but I get about $400 worth of clothes so I think I have a killing going on. I get Jason’s name brand clothes at that point as well.
Then I watch Justice for the 40% off sale then 20% off that. I hit the clearance rack and get alot of her clothes between $3-$10 for Christmas and birthday presents.
Jason has begun the he wants to go shopping thing all the time now. He wants to spend money but we don’t have it. Faith gets that. He doesn’t. I tried to explain it but Jason thinks money comes on trees not by his father working his butt off.
Todays a good day… I know when we leave after they have had their root beers, he will try to get that comic he has but its free to read here so no we won’t buy it.
Happy President’s Day