Day 67 — July 27

We went shopping this a.m.  That’s always discouraging as it takes up so much time.

I have to tell you, I don’t get sales papers.  (Those inserts in the newspaper — which we also don’t get.)  And, I also have to ‘fess that I absolutely LOVE not getting those sales papers.  I hear my friends talking about this sale or that sale going on hither, thither and yon, and they wear themselves out shopping.

I have a list, plain and simple.  And when that list becomes urgent then I go shopping.  (This is obviously NOT true for groceries, which in this household are always considered “urgent”, but I still only do that once a week.)

I consider myself highly successful when my list entails a good deal of shopping in a similar area.

Now, I know that I spend more on products because I am not shopping the sales.  Although, something is always on sale when I’m shopping.  However, and this is the kicker, shopping only 4 times a year. . .not unheard of for me.

And all these other moms?  E-V-E-R-Y WEEK!  I would go insane!

I wonder who saves more?

The thing is though, that I’m inadvertently raising boys that despise shopping.  They see it as an utter waste of time and money.


Their poor future wives.

Anyway, that ate up the morning.  The pool was on tap for the afternoon, where all the kids had a grand time playing this game:

And, where I had to go again into the proper etiquette for good game play.  I have a little man who finds this concept very difficult.  I also found that some of the teens needed a gentle reminder too.

(Note: I don’t know what the non-travel version is like, as we don’t own it, but the travel version is fantastic to take with you.)

Then there was some pool time, but strangely a lot of time was spent playing soccer.

We came home and I completely decided not to do dinner (which means we had simple fare of sandwiches).  Jay then took the boys out bike riding.  (He sat in a chair while they rode around a parking lot.)

At some point before the pool the little guys read to Tyler.

Tyler is studying for the driver’s written exam.  He’s to take it this Thursday.

Subject * Notes
English  *  reading
Social Studies+    
The “Arts”    
PE  *  swimming, soccer, biking
Life Skills  *  being a good sport, driving


One comment on “Day 67 — July 27

  1. se7en says:

    Hay you!!! I am so with you about shopping… Why is it seen as a leisure activity? Why do people spend their weekends at the mall? I just can’t get it myself!!! I am not a shopper by nature and indeed have a list… when it gets desperate I deal with it!!! And as for the eternal quest for food: a monthly shop and that’s it… I think getting a number of children in and out of their car seats pretty much “pales the event” before I have even started!!!

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