My non-excitement may have something to do with getting to sleep in every morning. And that I don't have to dress my kids if we aren't leaving the house. And that I'm just not ready.
Luckily, we still have until the end of the month, and we have a last hurrah planned that will hopefully not turn into a cranky screamfest (cross your fingers, it involves nature, therefore I may be cranky and scream about it.)
The only good thing about going back to school is clothes shopping. Unless you're poor. Like us. Then it's just a big chore. But one that has occupied a few good days in the pursuit of online deals. And if it's one thing I adore, it's online deals.
I used to have this really good friend named Ebay. And I'd say, "Hey Ebay, find a good deal for me." And then he would show me 3 pairs of Gap jeans for only $5.00. But then a year or so ago, Ebay got a little stingey and when I would ask for a deal, he would just say, "Nope. Instead you have to pay $25.87 for these used, faded, smelly-looking, toddler Converse sneakers. Oh, and shipping is an extra $10.00." So then I broke up with Ebay.
But I'm a forgiving person. And it only took me about a year to get over it and give Ebay another chance. And it actually paid off. Amazingly so. Ebay and I are on good terms again.
You see these boots:
Yeah, the kids aren't too shabby. But the boots? AMAAAAAAAZING!!! I loved those things. So I made Two Bits where them to death. On the day the zipper finally gave out with a dramatic ripping and snapping, I threw open my arms and screamed to the heavens, "Curse you chunky ankles!!!!" Even though Two Bits ankles are perfectly proportionate, and not chunky at all. But it was a sad sad day, and something had to be blamed.
But the other night I was hanging out with Ebay at 1 AM, since there is nothing better to do than look for amazing online deals at 1 AM, and I found the SAME EXACT BOOTS in Two Bits current size.
It was fate.
I even got up at 8:00 the next morning to make sure I won them. Someone tried to outbid me within the last 9 seconds. Fool. Like I would give up those boots so easily.
With the other deals I found on Ebay, combined with a super deal on tshirts at The Children's Place ($4.25 a piece, killer no?) And some $10.00 jeans at Old Navy. Plus some creative patching/sewing projects that will hopefully not turn into horrible fabric massacres. And my kids have new clothes for school, and I didn't even have to bankrupt us to do it. Yay.
It's just too bad they have to go back to school so soon.