I saw that but i am too neurotic a Mom

I saw that but i am too neurotic a Mom to leave my kids there even if my 12 yo son was there with the younger ones – just too many wackos in the world- and i don’t even trust them if they stamp your hand give matching name bands etc. cause they do that when ya walk n at our Chuck e cheese but they never really ck it when ya walk out anyhow i spent a total of 50$ ( GASP ) on storage thing that i can put together and put Rubbermaid bins under so each kids will get their own bin for backpack lunches etc and they can put their shoes on the shelf

Also a sifter a few kitchen stuff dd a new lampshade and a cool nightlite they were out of my chairs – wahhhhh but they are due to get more in so we may have to head up there again in the next two weeks or so – we are going up to take the three oldest to my Mom for a few days – and its on teh way to my mom’s on 8/20 so we may pick them up then so i am still hanging on to my coupon LOL!!!

Kids and frugality

I wanted to tell you the conversation I heard yesterday between my soon to be 13 year old DD and her one of her best friends. The girls had been at a sleepover and I had picked them up at 11. Since it was in the direction of the salvage store I go to I decided to go there and take the girls along.

We were in the aisle that has air fresheners, Lysol spray, furniture polish, etc. I heard Kristen (DD’s friend) say to Mandy (my DD) “Some of these cans don’t have lids on them”. My DD responded ” No, they don’t but they’re a lot cheaper and we just save lids so we put a lid on at home”. I thought it was really cute!

The cans that don’t have lids are usually 25 to 75 cents depending on what it is. I have saved several types of caps/sprayers/lids in a basket under my kitchen sink so I usually have one to fit any can we buy. I love it when I see evidence of frugality being passed on to my kids !