Well at least this mom thinks it is a waste of money. But hey, the boys earned the money to go.
My van was loaded with kids, 13 to be exact, plus one college student, and we listened to High School Musical songs and "I Like to Move it". The kids loved it!
What was really nice about the excursion was that I got to catch up with another mom from church that has seven kids... the next largest family in our church.
And you know what we talked about? How we save money, spend wisely, and yet still manage to provide our kids the opportunity to go to a place like Boomers once in a while.
It was so nice to relate to someone who totally knew what I was talking about when I said.....
- Our family meat consumption is about 60% ground beef, 30% chicken breasts bought in bulk, and 10% other (meaning hot dogs, tuna, bacon, but not steak).
- Hot lunches? My kids consider those special days. They mainly pack.
- Goodie bags at parties? Why? It is not their birthday. I get a pack of four ring pops at Dollartree, open the pack, tie a nice ribbon with a tag labeled party favor, and hand those out. Sometimes I splurge and hand out two candy bars per kid when they are on sale for 3/1.00.
- Money from the tooth fairy? Phooey! My kids get a special something from Dollartree. Everything was cool until my daughter Julia decided to compare tooth fairy stories with the neighbor girl. Last year she asked me, "Mom, why does the tooth fairy bring her $5.00, but she only brings me lip gloss?"
- I stocked up on Fritos and two cases of Dennison chili when I was at Winco last week.
- My boys loved the used controller they got for Christmas for their old Xbox. It is so old, that they stopped making the controllers for the game, so you can only buy used. Used controller.....used video games.
Now I'm off to bed, and I hope all of you have sweet dreams.