I have mentioned before that I like to garage sale. I love finding a great deal. With being so huge and lumbering in the last few weeks of pregnancy, I really didn't enjoy the garage sale season much this year. This morning, my best friend and I went to the last large neighborhood garage sale of the year.
Oh. My. Goodness.
To say that there were good deals to be found doesn't even begin to describe it. Goodies at good prices were everywhere. Trouble was, most of the good deals were on bigger kid toys, such as a tool bench with all of the (working) tools for $5 - in impeccable condition. A toy weed trimmer and mower, with safety goggles, for $2. Little Peo.ple garage and car wash set with all of the accessories, for $1.
My problem, my weakness, is knowing that these toys cost a lot of money new in the store. I have been buying toys for my friends' kids for years. I know that tool bench is $145 new. I know the mower alone is $30. I know that garage set that I purchased for a friends' little boy is $40. I did score few baby toys, including some really great soft books with tags that I threw in the wash and are as good as new and some great Le.ap F.rog learning toys for the 0 - 6 month range. But I broke down and bought the big kid toys, too. I couldn't help it.
My husband was not pleased. If you will remember, I am a packrat. During the pregnancy, we worked on de-cluttering the house and garage. We did a pretty decent job. And now, I am cluttering it all up again. . . with things that Will won't use for two years. I made the argument that when he does need these things, they will be even more expensive than they are now. M reminded me that there will be garage sales and grandparents then, too.
I am not allowed to garage sale again for awhile.