All in the name of saving a penny or two for hubby.
He likes me better when I’m saving a penny or two.
So anyway, in the course of our Grocery Tour 2009, Baby A spotted approximately 172 things she wanted to see, buy, look at, touch, or just NEEDED. And me being the mean mom I am, said ‘No,’ 172 times.
“We’re staying on budget, Baby A, and that means we shop strictly BY THE LIST, buying only items we have coupons for,” I explained.
After the 172nd ‘No,’ Baby A got exasperated, and in her most pitiful, gut-wrenching little voice, whimpered, “You just keep No-ing at me, and I’m tired of you no-ing at me all the time!”
So I let her open the Quaker Rice Snacks. The ones that cost .36 after coupon.
Because nobody wants to be the mom that ‘No’s’ at their child all the time.