Children’s Place Savings Day

It doesn’t seem to be that hard saving money when you really try. I usually have a hard time not spending some amount of money within a week whether it’s for milk or that shirt that I just have to have and it’s on SALE! Well today, I went ahead and purchased the kid’s spring clothes. I was going to wait, but they were having, of course, a sale. Children’s Place marked down a lot of their items 30% plus with my web coupon code, I saved another 15%. Since I have a Place Card, there’s another 5%. I’m in discount heaven!

I bought 19 items for $159.00 (not exact). I realize that that may seem still a little steep when it comes to kid’s clothes, but you have to realize. I am not a Walmart or Goodwill shopper. Not saying there is anything wrong with those places, but I get anxiety when I go in there. Always disorganized, and I am not a picker. Maybe to save money, I should become one, but I’m a little too OCD when it comes to that sort of thing. I saved about $35 today, and I’m pretty happy.

I didn’t pick any item that was over $17, and the majority of the items I picked were on sale. So what’s the verdict for my savings? When it comes to pay day, pay off my purchases and put what I saved in our savings account. Depending on how Yaya feels after she gets back from the Doctor, we may go do my grocery shopping tonight.

I’m pretty anxious to see how much I’m going to save with all my coupons. Yes, I’m a dork 🙂 But a happy, saving money dork!

Another Day…Another Win…

If you have been in my house this week, you would know that it had not been a good week for mom or babies. Very sad 😦 My oldest, the monster girl, has not been sleeping very well at all, which in turn means that mom hasn’t slept well either. She is 2. Isn’t she supposed to be sleeping all night? That’s what I would think, but I guess I would be wrong. Isn’t the first time. Here is one of the typical nights I have had this week:

I go to bed at 10:30pm. My son decides that he is hungry at 12. I’m up from 12-12:30 mainly trying to get him to go back to sleep without eating. Unsuccessful. I get back to bed at 12:30am. 2:30, my daughter strolls in, drags me out of my comfy bed to just lay down on her floor beside her so she can fall asleep again. I wait til she sleeping and then go back to my dreamland bed. 4:30am rolls around and here comes the little monster girl again, but this time crying. She drags me out of bed, and this time, I just fall asleep on her floor. 5:15, the hubby comes in her room…*The boy is screaming and I need 30 more minutes of sleep before I have to get ready for bed* Monster Girl wakes up, wants milk, the boy is hungry wanting yet again another bottle. Mom is very tired and wants to just fall over and sleep for 2 days. I give monster girl milk, the boy his formula, climb back into bed with M.G. and sleep until 7:50am when both children wake up for the day.

Now doesn’t that sounds fun?? Luckily it was Tuesday, so the sitter was coming over to watch the kids while mom has her chill out time. I did make the M.G. take a nap, but she was still very grumpy even after her nap. I had very little patience with her and she was very irritable. It was an epic fail all day, let me tell you. So for the past 2 days, we have stayed in doors for fear of grumpiness relapse.

I had no choice today, so we went to Babies R Us & Walmart. Both trips went great! I was relieved. An awesome win for the day. Monster Girl turned into Angel Girl and the boy, well, he’s just chill all the time anyway. He was a little grumpy on the way home, but he was ready for a nap and wanted to be in his crib. It’s been a much better day, but I am looking forward to this weekend. The kids are going to their grandparents, and it will be me and the hubby all weekend ALONE! I didn’t realize how precious that time really was when we didn’t have kids to spend with your spouse. First comes love…Then marriage…Then the baby in the baby carriage…We had 3 years between the marriage part and the baby part, and I wish we would have spent even more time together.

It is what it is now and we work around that. It’s still great, and I would say that I love him more and more everyday since we have had kids. Weird? well, I will say we are a much stronger couple now than ever. Of course, like any relationship, we still have some things to work on, but we are in a good place right now. I love my family. Things couldn’t get any better…I think 🙂

Walmart+kids=not a good time

I have more to blog about later, but I wanted to get this out there while it was still fresh in my mind. I have been having skin problems for a few days now and finally got the Dr. to call a script in for me to help. I wanted it called into Walmart yesterday cause I was there, but they waited too long and I had to go get it today. Shopping with 1 child is a piece of cake compared to shopping with multiples. My babies are 15 months apart, the oldest being 2 and the youngest about to turn 1. The boy is much more chilled out than the monster girl, but she is usually pretty good when we go places (as long as we aren’t standing still) Anyway…The pharmacist got my script, and then I proceeded to ask if they had my insurance one file. Of course they don’t. More waiting is involved here. I stood at the counter with a very impatient little girl. She cried then she stopped…cried stopped…and so one for like 10 minutes and then everything was done. I got my medicine, and we could leave.

I tried to grab Kylee’s hand and she just took off. She didn’t go very far when all of sudden she just burst into a high pitched scream and tears were rolling down her face and judgmental stares were on her and then me. She wasn’t upset b/c she didn’t get something she wanted, she was just tired and wanted to move. I pick her up, console her while these little old ladies just stare at us like we were to start WW3. These are the moments when I just wanna look them in the face and say *what are you looking at?*

I was more concerned with getting out of Walmart and getting in the car and going home. She was a little angel as soon as we get to the car. Everything was fine. I don’t understand why people have to be…no…have to look at you like you don’t know what the heck you are doing. Has it really been THAT long since you have had to take your kids out in public and appease them and try to get things done at the same time? Or were you just that perfect parent who had the perfect kids that never screamed or cried or basically just drive you nuts? I would rather be in a room with a few screaming kids than anyone that will look at me like that again. Those people make me feel like a horrible parent. I know I’m not. I’m still in learning mode and so is my child…so deal with it. Thanks!