Wednesday, May 6, 2015


I have a friend V who, like me, has only sons - she has two, to be exact.  Sometimes she'll text me when she's shopping to get my opinion on an outfit or shoes, and I'm more than happy to let her know what I think, especially when I'm asked!  My friend is also a stay-at-home mom, so we both try and spend as little as possible when shopping.

Here was our recent conversation (via text):

Me:  Maybe you can find a skirt at Target.
V:  I have two maxi skirts.  I'll send a pic tomorrow.  I have a Kohl's gift card.
Me:  Gift cards rock.
V: Oh yeah.  However [my son] has 2 Target gift cards...
Me:  Lol I've done that before.
V:  So sad...  1 toy, 3 skirts!  Lol
Me:  How did 1 toy get in there??  I'm like "We need shampoo.  I'll pay you back next month."
V:  Well I'm being nice.  I'll buy him a toy with his gift card and I use the rest for me.  Aha I'm glad I'm not the only one!!!  Lol
Me:  Because you can't buy shampoo at Toys R Us so they get to keep those.
V:  Darn Toys R Us.

Fist bump, high five, shout out to those moms who keep it real and use their kids' gift cards for themselves.  We'll pay them back next month, right??