As I was cruising google news this morning, this headline jumped out at me:
Retailers hope for strong post-holiday sales
Title and picture from a USAToday article. On my FaceBook feed, many people, possibly to get a conversation started were asking if people were headed out to shopping during the ‘After Christmas Sales’.
If I didn’t have to work today, I would be at home, with my kids. Playing a game, out for a walk or writing our Thank You notes. I just spent weeks running around crazy trying to find a good deal on the Christmas gifts, I don’t need another shopping excursion.
I don’t mind shopping, but I rarely look at it as entertainment. I suspect this is a by-product of becoming a mom.
- Money is tighter because now I have to plan for others’ needs, not just my wants.
- When I do buy something, 90% of the time it is for someone else
- Kids grow so quick and you have to keep replacing shoes, pants, so I don’t want to buy super nice things unless its important – like having good puddle stomping boots!
- I value face time with my kids more than I value another pair of shoes in my closet. (Its close, but I still value the face time more… usually)
Go shopping if you must, but make sure to hug those you love tight too. That’s what I’m going to do when I get done buying diapers on the way home from work.