Monday, March 19, 2012

I’d rather go shopping…

… and I don’t even like to shop.

For years I’ve been saying that I don’t like to shop. In fact, I really believe that. But I’ve begun to notice that when given the opportunity and with a little money in my pocket I will definitely take advantage of the chance. What makes that worse is the fact that it’s more than likely emotional shopping that occurs.

I sometimes use my mood(s) as a chance to purchase some things we need and a few things I want. Hence a trip to Target not too long ago that turned into a shopping cart balancing act. I stopped by the store to get a couple of items, I don’t even recall what I needed at the time, and ended up with this:

 target basket

Among the items are three barstools (that were the wrong height), children’s bedding sets (50 percent off each and they needed them), trashcan for the girls’ room, decals for my son’s room (can hardly ever find big boy themed ones), a little red basket for foam puzzle pieces… and a few other things I found on sale.

So if you happen to see me in Wal-Mart, Target or even the makeup aisle in Kroger, be sure to direct me toward the register before my cart contains a bunch of stuff I didn’t plan on purchasing. I’m sure there are better things to do when I’m feeling a little down: drinking a giant cup of coffee, eating a bag of chocolate chip cookies… uh, I mean, playing with my children, chatting with a friend or reading a good book. ;-)

Do you have a weakness when you’re feeling a little down? Emotional shopping, chocolate chomping or potato chip crunching? Leave a comment with your best pick-me-up advice or confess your weakness… I’m all ears.