It all starts innocently enough.
Let’s just run into Target to buy some shampoo. Nothing fancy. I buy whatever is on sale and smells the nicest. Coconut. I am a big fan of smelling like the beach since it’s cold and wet and monsoon-ish in Atlanta right now. I have tried all the gimmicks…more body, for dry hair, for oily hair, for damaged hair and guess what? My hair looks exactly the same every single time. Shampoo marketers are total liars.
So, I grab two $2 bottles of shampoo and one $2 bottle of conditioner.
And then I just stop and just grab a few $3 Â hair elastics and $4 tiny clips for days when I don’t feel like doing my hair.
And then I just stop by the activewear section and buy myself another$19.99 hoodie. A work-at-home mom can’t have enough of those. And, ooooh! $10 tie-dye tshirts!
And then I just stop and grab a pair of $7 flip flops because they are super cheap and will go nicely with my new hoodie and elastics.
And then because I feel guilty for always dressing like such a vision in yoga wear, I buy a $29.99 dress.
And then I take a walk past the home section and realize that I need more $6 hangers and that non-girlie $49 bedding-in-a-bagthat I promised Emily she could have for her new room in our new house.
And then I need to have those $2.99 pastel peanut m&ms because, you know, the red and pink ones are gone and now I need the pastel pink, green, blue, and yellows. I NEED them.
And thenÂ ohmygodÂ Isabella NEEDS those super cute $12 rain boots.
And then I remember that the dog whisperer said that Indiana needs to eat his kibble out of an $18 interactive dog toy. Don’t ask me why, but apparently, this is supposed to make him stop eating everything else and should cut down on expensive surgeries (fingers crossed)
And then I remember we are going to my mom’s in two weeks and Isabella NEEDS thisÂ $9.99 dress.
And then I need to buy that $18.89 Winter Garden book that my mom recommended.
And then my phone rings and the husband wants to know why it has taken me 45 minutes to buy shampoo. I tell him, obviously, there has been a HUGE holdup at the checkout and it totally wasn’t my fault and I will be homeÂ anyminutenow.
But what he’s REALLY going to wonder is how I managed to spend $186.85 on shampoo and conditioner.
(Disclaimer: this post was actually posted on Aiming Low back in March. But since I am having a very “OHMYHELLIREALLYMISSTARGET kind of day, I thought I’d share it with you guys over here. So, you *may* have read it before but I don’t really care because it totally still makes me giggle.)
(It also makes me want to hop in my car and drive to Buffalo.)
(In my flannel snowflake PJ pants. Don’t judge.)