Friday, August 12, 2011
You Know You're a Committed Parent When...
I nearly fell on the floor at TJ's when I saw an end-cap with adorable little Thomas'. They were smiling at me with their creepy little eyes and chubby cheeks saying... "Look how cheap we are compared to regularly priced stores... you know you want me." And I replied in return, "Yes... I do want you. I...ahem...Lucas must have you." I could feel my heart pounding with the thrill of finding such a great price on a toy that is clearly overly-priced due to the nature of merchandising (don't get me started on all of that shizz) and normally, we wouldn't purchase something that would encourage our child to "want" in the store... but again... the price!... and IT'S THOMAS!
All in all, I bought it. And that cute little purple skirt I found... it was only okay compared to Thomas. Because bottom line... I may not want to dress like a Mom, but I sure as hell find myself shopping like a mom. At the root of it I'm completely sold out on my kid.
I would consider this a win.