Today we went to the mall to celebrate my youngest’s tooth falling out last night. Actually, we were spending the money the toothfairy left her, $20. I know, I know. I’m saving that for another post. But it wasn’t me…it was my husband!
So we decided to go to Build-A-Bear for the first time. Of course both of my kids wanted one. They have money that they save and earn, so they had plenty to spend. I limited them to $40 total. However, I got sucked into the “I don’t want you guys to leave here with naked bears!” trap. So shoes, shorts, shirts, and pajamas later, I was getting rung up for $80 at the register. Holy Jamoly! The kids spent $40 and so did I. Oh well…it was an experience I think they’ll remember, but probably not have again (Sorry Build-A-Bear!).
Lesson Learned: Toys are freakin’ expensive, overrated, and lose their novelty. I pretty much have done a good job not getting caught up in this, but sometimes it’s okay to splurge if you can.