Wednesday, February 25, 2009

impulse buy

When I first quit my job to stay at home with Cam, I didn't realize what a good friend Target would become. Staying at home full time = many, many hours of trying to come up with things to do and different outings to take. Target soon became a frequent outing and still is. Who doesn't love Target??

I quickly learned, however, that impulse buying can be a nasty temptation. After falling prey too often early on, I had to make the conscious decision that from then on I would only buy things that were necessities, not cute toys that Cam was drawn to that day or clothes that were on sale.

I'm quite proud to say that I have stuck to that decision pretty well. However the other day I couldn't resist buying this shirt for Cam. I justified it because I had had a bad night's sleep and wasn't in the best of moods (yes, I know that is not a unique excuse and probably a common one!).



Due to the shirt being quite metro sexual (mainly the colors), I texted a picture from the store to my manly husband to get his approval. I couldn't help but laugh when I took this picture. No, our son doesn't "strut" when he walks, but this picture sure makes it look that way and I found it ironic considering the type of shirt it was. :)

6 comments:

Jessica said...

I think the shirt is cute! I have to agree that coming up with things to keep the little one entertained can be challenging... ESPECIALLY when you don't want to or can't spend money.

Jen said...

I LOVE that little strut walk! That is so funny! I like the shirt too...very handsome on Cameron!

Mom said...

That's hilarious--looks like you started the music and said, "Okay, Cameron, strut down the runway...ready, set, go!"

Ross and Amy Free said...

He definitely pulls it off. I wouldn't even call that shirt metro. You should let Cam watch Zoolander and teach him "Blue Steel".

The BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

That's such an AWESOME strut!!!

IE Mommy Blogger said...

cute pictures! yes, target most definitely becomes a 'good friend" and I love the shirt!