Ahhh the ever popular Monday, our favorite day of the week right?? Well it is for us bloggers who like to hop on the blogging carnival
with Stasha from The Good life.
She is constantly giving us a reason to smile on Mondays with her lists, she is an OCD person’s dream. Not to mention those of us with ADHD appreciate the ability to make a list anytime it pops up. You know aside from housecleaninng and grocery lists. This week’s topic is
Top 10 things we should never have bought:
1 My husband’s 55 gallon fish tank with stand.. Granted it was a steal at 35 bucks. Facebook and a trading post, yeah a yard salers dream. In his defense I like fish, I like a fish tank. I do not like a 55 gallon one. Especially when it tends to devour whole fish in a matter of days with no ideal of where they went. We cannot keep an algae eater because hello it is a 55 gallon tank and unless he is already at least 10 inches long the overabundance of feeding options in that size tank is too much for the little guys. Also notice how I said HIS tank, but guess who is the one who cleans it, feeds the fish, treats fish for diseases. You guessed it. Me. Even he is to the point he is ready to ditch the fish.
2. Darn near anything we bought in a box lot at an auction. Because see how this works is you will see ONE thing you want. ONE. THING. But maybe the price doesn’t go high enough. So they add another thing , something you really don’t need but still for the price you can take that one extra thing. Then someone bids against you, you get upset. Don’t they know how badly you need the ONE thing that was the original item. What is so special about the other thing or things that have added that make it that big of a deal anyway. Now you have to go higher, and it goes until you could have gone and more than likely gotten the one thing cheaper at a yard sale , but instead you got caught up in a bidding war and game of I saw it first with some random stranger and find a box at your feet with your one thing and 20 other things that you have no use for. Yeah that.
3. Any kind of pretty thing to use for feeding time at my house. I am a woman. I have visions of a beautifully decorated table with a tablecloth, silverware and perfectly set plates and cups and silverware. Fun little placemats. Family gathered around oohing and aahing over the sheer gorgeousness of you table and all of its decorations. *Insert record scratch sound and eye roll here* Then reality sets in. You have 3 boys. Loud, raucous, eat like they are taught by being set beside pigs as slop gets tossed into a company trough. The table cloth will be pulled 47 different ways, The beautiful dinnerware will dangle precariously over edges as someone will have tucked the tablecloth into the waistband of their pants and don’t realize it till they go to stand up and head to the bathroom for the 27 time in 10 minutes. Glasses will be knocked over, forks become launching pads. Napkins are ignored for shirt sleeves and drinks are consumed with the greatest speed known to man as if they were setting a land speed record on swallowing to assist them in making belches loud enough to break the sound barrier. Where, as a woman, you are left sniveling in the corner because you have played acrobat for the last time to catch a flying dish or stop a pile of potatoes being launched at another dinner eaters head from a brother who is full and no longer wants to sit at the table.
4 Bathtub toys. Seriously, the germ building capacity for water squirters alone should be enough for us as parents to get all squirmy. Oh we have big plans to clean them after each use, make sure they are completely emptied of water contents and set in a pretty bathtub tray to finish drying. Until we have more toys than the kid has room to be in the tub with. Bath time turns into a ritual best handled with a chair and face mask because they have so many toys, and every one needs a bath with them, that we spend more time cleaning up the toys and the tub and the floor from the water splashing, than we do giving said child a bath.
5. High heels. I am a big busted woman, making my center of gravity questionable on nearly any day. Putting that on high heels is a game plan for an embarrassing moment. If I don’t face plant I can guarantee you I am going to look like a newborn giraffe trying to stand. Truth is truth.
6. Any kind of convenience food. You know like small pizza, ravioli, something fast and easy. Because though I only buy them on sale and if I have a lot of things to do and want the kids to have something to eat if I am not there to cook it never works like that. They will eat them as quickly as I bring them in. They will be gone in a matter of days. Because boys are lazy. And if they can open a box and put it in a microwave they will do that over peeling an orange or snacking on some bananas. Every time.
7. Any item designed to keep your car trash free. You know like the trash bags that are made to hang from a vent or a door handle. I drive a mini van and there is no door handle in the back. Where they kids ride. So guess what doesn’t get put in said trash can. Yeah. You are quick.
8. Any kind of air fresheners for said minivan.. see above
9. Any kind of organizers for aforementioned boys for bathroom supplies. They are boys. Enough said.
10.Cheap hair dye. Two words for you . Resistant Grays. Again, need I say more?
So what are some purchases you now regret? Anything you have seen and thought What in the world were they smoking when they thought of that?? Come join in and let us know. Because we all need someone to agree or empathize.