We sent Dayna off on a Shopping Spree to Ross( Ross provided the gift card), and her challenge was to purchase clothes for under $25.00. Here are her results:
My oldest daughter has been growing like a weed lately, and she has needed new clothes, but I’ve been putting off taking her to the store. Am I a horrible mom, forcing my daughter into high-water pants, and belly-baring shirts that make her look like Miley Cyrus? No, it’s simply a matter of survival, since her two-year-old sister and one-month-old brother would make shopping for clothes impossible. So I finally left the littles with Daddy for a couple of hours, and took their older sister shopping.
Wanting to be sure I could stay in budget, I headed to Ross Dress for Less, one of my go-to’s for everything from clothes and shoes to house decor and kids’ toys. Sure enough, my old friend Ross did not disappoint me, with prices up to 60% off the department stores’. However, it wasn’t long before my little girl’s eyes wandered from the clothes towards the shiny toys, and soon we were faced with every mom’s least favorite shopping scenario: "Mommy, pleeease can I get this toy?" Uh oh. Toys were not in my budget. I started to argue with her, at which point, I saw that we were headed for tantrum territory, when I suddenly glimpsed the price tag on the object of her desire. Hang on, I could buy her an outfit, the toy, and still have money left over! Wow, that had never happened before!
With promises made to share the toy with her sister, we headed toward the register. On our way there, I spotted my husband’s favorite candies. Seeing as he’d held down our screaming two-year-old while we left the house without her, he probably deserved a little pick-me-up, too. As we left the store with an adorable outfit for my daughter, a pair of walkie-talkies to promote shared playtime between sisters, and a bag of candy for my patient husband, I patted myself on the back for getting it all for under $25. Thanks, Ross.