Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Weakness

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.

Sigh.

I am not allowed to garage sale again for awhile.

11 comments:

Jen said...

I think I would have bought them too! Those are fantastic deals.

Allison said...

I'm all for getting rid of clutter but those are GREAT deals and Will will be 2 before you guys know it...I say you made the right choice ;)

Kim said...

Booo, party pooper! I would have bought them, too ;o).

Christy said...

I would have bought them too. Plus some flower pots. And maybe a funky tea kettle. And for sure a cast iron pan, if available.

Ally said...

I don't blame you for stocking up. That stuff is ridiculously expensive when it's new and you never know how quickly Will is going to need a lawn mower! Kids develop at different rates and all! :)

InfertileMadWoman said...

I would have gotten them to!! You are to cute!!!

Hugs,
Rebel

Joy said...

Uh oh... grounded! I would've bought them, too!!! Actually, little Will will be able to play with those things in probably 10-11 months!

Samantha said...

Garage sales do have some fantastic deals - I love to peruse them myself - you just gotta use some restraint. But, wow, those are good deals!

Geohde said...

I am the opposite- I'm forever throwing out stuff that I end up having to re-purchase because I actually did need it.

But in my defence, I move house a lot.

J

Adriane said...

i love a good deal!! sounds like you got somee great stuff!

Annalien said...

Ha Ha Ha. I would have bought them too! Sounds like you had good fun.