Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Shopping Helpers

I am always trying to find time to spend one on one with each of my children. It can get difficult because they share bedrooms and we're always together. I was searching trying to find another way to carve out some solo time, when I realized that I could give up "my " time when I go grocery shopping. I go grocery shopping at least once a week so we alternate which child gets to go. I try to make it fun and the one who goes gets to pick out an extra snack and a lunch choice. When my son comes with me we make a stop at the movie rental store and he gets to pick out a game.

I also have made a special point in taking just the girls out on Saturday for yard sales and thrift store shopping. It gives us time to laugh and play. I hope that it will also become a tradition that they will look forward to.

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Mama Said said...

I really like your blog! Found you from WFMW. I like how direct your financial goals are. The no spending months are very interesting! I am always spending to "save" money and am finally realizing that it doesn't.
Nice to meet you,
Mama Said

Jenny @ Another Jennifer Speaks said...

Hi. I was just surfing around some blogs, and I came across yours. It’s pretty nifty and I’m really enjoying my stay here. I’ve bookmarked your site for daily visits, and I hope you’ll visit me. I’d love to have you. :) Have a great day and I’ll see you around the blogosphere. :)