Monday, September 28, 2009

starting young

if you budget, you know how the end of the month is....
so we decided to do a family date tonight on $4 and some change. the girls were really sweet and obedient today, so after dinner, we told them we were going to go to the dollar store to get them some scissors, swing by kroger to get ice cream, and come back home to cut paper (thrilling, i know) and have an ice cream night. they ran around the house squealing "dollar tree! dollar tree!". brett and i were a little amused that when we said the dollar store, they knew the name of it. as we pulled into dollar tree, blakely exclaimed "i love dollar tree. it's my favorite thing to do!". i love that they're so easily entertained and grateful. we hunted down the kid scissors, let them pick out their color (kennedy blue and blakely green), and they happily left the store, not asking for anything else. i'm so proud of the way they're happy with little. they've got their share of flaws, and brett and i as parents have more than our share, but if there's one thing i'm thankful for, it's that they (for now atleast) are content with little. brett and i have said over and over again that the timing of him starting his business, 2 years ago this month, couldn't have been more perfect. if he were still in corporate america, there's a good chance that tonight we would have went to a nice dinner, taken our kids to target to pick out a princess dress or something fun (not every night, but if we wanted them to have a treat as was the case tonight), and maybe have ended the night with complaints of what they wanted that they didn't get. i love that we ate grilled chicken from the tyson plant (more on that later), went to dollar tree, and bought edy's on sale at kroger for $2.99 (plus a dollar off coupon of, course). i love our little family and i love knowing that we've got everything we could ever want in being together and being healthy. i'm not saying it won't be fun if brett's company takes off and we can have gourmet dinners. i'm just happy to know that we feel content either way, and that we are hopefully raising our girls to feel the same way. oh, one sad thing to report, is on the way home, blakely cut her hair with her new scissors! i've been waiting 3 years on the kid to get hair and she cut it! she said "i need to make my hair short". really? could it really get much shorter? i thought those kid scissors didn't cut things. guess i've got to watch more carefully so she doesn't chop kennedy's. i know it's hair and it will grow, but if yall know my kids, it's not exactly a speedy process. atleast fixing it is one less thing i have to do every day...

No comments:

Post a Comment