Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It can be done.

I went to Target today, and I only bought what was on my list. I couldn't believe it when I checked out at the register. I almost didn't go to Target at all for the very reason that when I go there I end up compulsively purchasing junk (but really cute junk) I don't need. Sometimes I force myself to go to Kmart, because, though Martha has really turned that place around, they don't have Isaac Mizrahi shoes, or those $3.99 shirts I always end up buying for Hannah. It's much easier to leave Kmart with just what you need (sorry, Jacqueline Smith.) But today, I had to go do some other shopping, which was by Target, and I hate going back and forth across town. So, there I was at Target, hands clenched on my list. I didn't even stop at the $1 section, where I always feel suckered into buying Hannah something. I just walked away. And I'm really excited about using my extendable shower scrubber, which, yes, was on the list.

I think Jason is slipping me some Mother's Helper pills somehow.


Blogger Katie said...

ok, that was a perfect description of what I do every single time I am at Target. I always think Eliot needs stickers because HEY they're only a dollar! And he has a plethora of 3.99 shirts that say witty things like "handsome little devil" and whatnot. Hi, my name is Katie. And I'm a Target-aholic.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh, I am the exact same way! The last time that I was at Target I bought two big plastic square-ish bowls just because they were on sale for a dollar each. I don't need those bowls! What was a thinking? And the dollar section is the worst! I always end up getting something for my son... oh, Target! You are too tempting!

8:49 PM  
Blogger Munkee said...

we were in there the other day...needing borax and ziploc bags and the kids were hungry so i grabbed some crackers and handed some out. basil actually asked "mommy, are THOSE on your list?" evidently, the list is good for telling ourselves no and our kids. at least with them it's a good excuse to use.

10:10 PM  
Blogger sara said...

oh hey, that was me, not Aaron!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Simply Victoria said...

hey, I need an extendable shower scrubber.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Lauren S. said...

Just an FYI, the shower scrubber was a little disappointing. What I really need now is an extendable, bending shower scrubber. Now that would solve all my soap scum problems.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Yeah... tried this yesterday (the whole "stickin' to the list" thing) at Target, and it didn't work. I have accomplished it before, but not so yesterday... Oh well.

Darn you Target! But good work on your resistance to their marketing scheme and their shiny, beautiful, gleaming purses.

11:07 PM  

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