How many women have been guilty of withholding information from your husband? Let me clarify. Has your husband ever asked the question, "Did you get new shoes? (or a purse, shirt, etc.)" and your response went something like this, "This old thing? I've had this forever." or Maybe a conversation goes like this... After shopping all day in the city, you come home and your husband asks, "How much money did you spend?" or try this one...Bring in the items he knew you were going after...leave the rest in the car.
(That is my personal favorite)
O.k., o.k. maybe I'm the only one out there that is guilty! BUT, I have a feeling I'm not alone.
I need to place a call to UPS and tell them they need to come between the hours of 7-3:30. I don't know how many times Jake has opened the door and said, "Oh, look another package." Especially around Christmas time...annnnnd kind of this summer. I get so bored sitting at home and well...yeah!
Well, about a month ago I decided I would "Do the right thing" and tell Jake that I wanted to buy a stroller for Brantley. And you can imagine what his response was. "WE already have TWO strollers, Krista. We don't need another one." Basically, he told me I couldn't buy the stroller. Now, mind you he just bought a new Zero Turn lawn mower just weeks prior...and we had a lawn mower already sitting in the garage. I'd say the difference of what we would have spent between the lawn mower and stroller was in the ball park of $2600. He would argue, "but we NEEDED the lawn mower...ours was broke." But, whatever!
So, being the hard headed person I am I figured out a way to make the $120 I needed to buy my "Cadillac" stroller. I forgot to mention this isn't just any stroller. It is the Cadillac of all strollers...er...something like that. Weighing in at only 8.8 lbs. with a 5 second 1 hand fold down (all you mommas know how important this is) and it is SO compact!! LOL
I decided to start selling stuff on St. Francois County Buy/Sell/Trade. As annoying I always thought it was and all the junk popping up in my newsfeed I did it! I joined the site and sold a ton of stuff. Jake was quite annoyed by this. I threatened to sell his hunting stuff if he didn't lock it up! Just kidding, sort of!
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of money I made in just a short time. I found out that on rainy days people buy more! I guess they are bored and sit on Facebook more! hehe...I made over and above the amount I needed for the stroller. I even made enough to buy Halle her new winter North Face coat and some school clothes/supplies.
Amber and I went to Babies r Us yesterday to buy my new stroller. I had my 20% off coupon and when we got there they didn't have the stroller (just like the last time several weeks ago). So, I asked someone if I could purchase the display at a discount. He offered 20% off...but I told him I already had that discount so he gave me 30% off. I was pleased with that. It was going to be roughly $84. That made me happy. When we went to checkout, the register messed up and put my 20% off coupon on the already marked down stroller! I walked out only paying $60 for my "Cadillac" of all strollers! I was a very happy Momma!!
I felt accomplished! My hard work paid off and I didn't have to be a dishonest wife! LOL!!