I had to get a birthday gift for DD#2's classmate for a party this afternoon. I gave her a spending limit and she did great. We also had to go to the post office to mail a gift to my SIL. I was beat after all that so we used our one lunch out ticket. But I am very proud of myself. Instead of going just anywhere, we hit Taco Bueno for their "party burritos". They are only $.79. I bought lunch for DD#2, DD#3 and myself for less then $5.00. And we were all full. Not bad.
I did learn something about myself today. I am a "bored" shopper. I am early for everything. I can not stand being late. Sometimes I am too early. So then I have to figure out what to do. Hit a Target or a Starbuck's. For example, DD#2 and I were early for the party today. She doesn't understand that the party can't start yet and why we need to wait. So we have to do something to keep her occupied. So we walked down the a Starbuck's a few doors down. Bought her a Milk Chocolate and myself an Iced Mocha. Shame on me. I broke my first rule of the year. So when we are bored and waiting around, I shop. I spend money I don't need to. How do I fix this? Not be early? It's a habit. And not a horrible habit to have. Maybe I need to be prepared with things in the car for the kids to do in case we are early so they can sit and wait in the car? Something to think about.