Is there anyone who can go to Target without spending way too much money? The only way I seem to get out safely is if I just don't get anything. Once I put something in my cart it seems to attract friends like a magnet. This is the number one reason I try to avoid the dollar section in the front of the store. A 99 cent item will turn into $100 if I let my guard down.
Knowing this, I was hesitant to go to Target yesterday for our day out. I still haven't found a job here (there may be a bit of reluctance to leave the kiddo on my part that isn't helping) and money is a little tighter than normal. Not "tighten your belts kids it's another week of canned beans tight," but not "buy whatever you feel like whenever you want either." This is a bit of a transition from pre-baby days when we were both working full time. Plus being home all day means plenty of time to shop on line and find things I "need."
However, little guy has been playing with the wheels on the stroller and I figured he needed some toys with moving parts (that had not rolled over who knows what). Target is one of our few options around here (I don't do The Walmart if I can avoid it) and we had a $15 gift card from when I blogged about the Energizer Charger. Technically it was for more batteries, but I need something to run those batteries down, right?
So we are now proud owners of a vtech Learn & Discover Driver. Ours looks a little different, but you get the idea. It's a big steering wheel with lights and buttons and it plays ALL kinds of noises. This morning while I was washing the dishes I'm pretty sure I heard Twinkle Twinkle as barked by a dog. I swore I would never get anything like this, but Jack loves it and that's all that matters, right?
And of course I ended up buying some clothes for Jack and some finger foods, but we needed those things so they don't really count. Really, he's growing out of all his clothes. Stay tuned for what I've been doing around the house (it's classy).
Cost: $0.99 for the toy ($15.99 - $15).
Age: 7 months