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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Working Mommy Wednesday

Welcome back to Working Mommy Wednesday! We took last week off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope everyone had a truly restful weekend. Our prompts for this week are:
  1. So, did you get sucked into the excitement and drama of Black Friday? If so, what deals did you snag?? And for our international gal, has our shopping madness spread to your area?
  2. Four day weekends are nice but the transition back to work can be challenging! How are you doing with the transition?


I was so determined to not get sucked into the consumer madness this year. I had plans for baked gifts and photo books for friends and family. I wanted a day off from consumerism.

Black Friday husband says to me, I'll keep Charlotte home if you want to run out and get a few things. Oh really? Now that's a game changer. If you've ever shopped with a three year old you may agree, they do not make good shoppers. Mine has gotten to the point that she'll say to me "mommy I'll stay in the van and watch another movie on your iPhone while you run in the store". I'm like sweetie, that's illegal, you HAVE to come into the store. Which of course she doesn't understand so I spend 5 minutes trying to negotiate going into the store as a "family". Suffice it to say, she's tricky to shop with. So after considering my options, stay home on principle? Or shop with surly threeager on the weekend while husband works? I think I'll just pop into a few shops and get a few things.

So there you have it, I'm a hypocrite and I will never disparage black Friday ever again!

I got the kids Christmas clothes at Khol's for $23.95. I got a bag full of tins at Big Lots for $15.00, husband's birthday present for $6.95 and a free 8x10 photo at Walgreens in 2 hours. Those deals were good!! I get it! It's a shopping day that works if stick to a strict budget/game plan.

I look forward to hearing your stories. Link up below and I'll stop by your bloggy corner this week.


Angie said...

I'm a horrible person. I haven't shopped on Black Friday since I was in college. I don't have a shopping partner who would want to go with me. So instead, I choose to take the ostrich approach and would rather not hear about all of the deals I missed or pretend (pretend is the key word) that I don't care when really I'm insanely jealous of all those shoppers.

Caterina said...

Yep, I went shopping. And I had never done it before, probably never again :) I did post about it --- http://ninacaterina.blogspot.com/2011/12/crazy-wacko-people.html