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Never shop with a hungry boy while on pain killers

February 16th, 2007 at 08:28 pm

I worked seven hours overtime today. When I got home my younger son (16) wanted to go grocery shopping "just for a couple of things" he said. Normally the kids don't go, they just unload the car. I must have been really tired and the 800 milligrams of motrin I took for my neck pain must of made me numb because I said, "okay" when he asked to go. Now I am sitting here thinking about what I just did.

I spent $200 on groceries. Mostly on frozen convenience foods. Almost nothing that me or my youngest daughter eats. My boys are in food heaven. I didn't even buy catfood.

My budget is $150 for two weeks. I overspent by $50 and on food that I consider unhealthy. I told my son it better last him the next six months because it is going to be a long long time before he sees pizza rolls and honey buns in this house again.

He than said that I should have just told him "no".

No kidding.

On the brighter side, my oldest daughter is giving me $400 on Sunday when she gets paid. I made her car payment so it would be timely. She borrowed $100 and I'll have $60 left over. I'll be able to buy catfood!

Eww! I just noticed the kid raided my change jar. My two quarters are gone. It was the kid I went shopping with.

Our conversation:

"What did you do with the money?" I asked and he said "I bought candy." He just had candy yesterday. I said (still numb from the motrin) "How much candy can you eat?" He replied "A lot!"

Then I told him not to do it again. I became very free with that change jar. Now that I'm trying to save money they had better stay out of it.

Its been a while since I've had a motrin, so I'm going to take another and lay down on the couch.

I hope you all had a wonderful money day.

2 Responses to “Never shop with a hungry boy while on pain killers”

  1. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Ouch!! Groceries are soooo easy to overspend on!!

    Feel better! ...and then Smile you can get your mind in the game!

  2. baselle Says:

    Wow, feel better...and then put a lock on that change jar. FYI - the title of your post sounds like a Country & Western song!

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