I learned something cool this weekend. It’s tax-free weekend here in Virginia. Back-to-School items are tax-free. How awesome is that? We’ll be doing some school supply shopping tomorrow. With all that money I’m saving I could buy shoes! Or a purse! No, shopping isn’t my weakness. Why do you ask?
Ok, I’ll admit it. I like to shop. The thrill of finding a good deal or finding that perfect [insert just about anything here] is a great high. I try not to shop when I’m bored or depressed because I know I’ll shop beyond my budget. But when I have my “fun money” – watch out!
What I shop for depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to buy make up. I don’t wear a lot of it on a daily basis but it’s just so pretty in its neat little jars and compacts. Other times I search for the ideal purse.
I have so many now that I really need to purge. I didn’t just say that. Moving on. Shoes are always fun. As are books. I know, I know. There’s this great thing called a library where you can get books for free. But then whatever would I put on the shelves in my home library?!
I’m lucky that I have a tolerant husband. He doesn’t mind tagging along on my shopping expeditions. He’ll hold my purse when I go into the dressing room. He’ll even try to accompany me in the dressing room. Ahem. It’s convenient having him tag along too. I can get second opinions PLUS have someone to carry my bags!
The only time I really don’t care to shop is when I have all three kids in tow. That’s just two kids too many. They become like magnets when they’ve been flipped over. I can get one kid to stick by me and it repels the other two. I track down one of those and the other kid zooms off. It’s useless.
My favorite shopping trips are with my girlfriends. What can I say? I think that’s how God intended it.