Monday, November 24, 2008

Its okay to lie and play hooky!!

I think its okay once in awhile to tell a little white lie and play hooky. I sure hope so because I have done it twice in the past 4 days. Thursdays are usually my thrift store day because they have 25% off the entire store, so my daughter was begging me to pick her up from school so she could go. I said "OH, No, your education is wayyy too important, so be ready by 11:30", so I lied when I signed her out and said she had a doctors appointment. I couldnt possible say that we were going thrifting. I do this a few times a year with the kids and they think it is fun. The funny thing was that I had stopped by my kids teachers house that they had for kindergarten to drop off some goodies and told her I was on my way to pick up Betsy and she laughed and said she used to do the same thing!!
Yesterday I lied again. My boys like to go to antique stores for the first 30 minutes and then they forget the "do not touch, pick up, play with, breathe on, rules". They were having a few open houses at the antique stores yesterday which means cookies, brownies, candies, cider all through the stores and I could just see them on sugar overload and tearing the stores apart. SOOO, I told hubby that I needed to run to Food Lion for some Milk and Bread and wouldnt be gone long. Well, my daughter knew something was up and promptly snuck out with me. My lie paid off because I got some nice goodies, all for under $15, and there are a few things I want to go back for (hope they will still be there)!! Knowing me, I probably wont blog again before Thanksgiving, so I am wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Lots of leftover turkey for sandwiches and soup!! Here's my loot:

















7 comments:

Folksie Linda said...

oh you are too funny..you gave me a big smile today..i can just picture you...he-he!!

Diane said...

You are soooo... funny Mary you always make me giggle, love your loot... you sure did wonderful and what a great savings. Don't you love thrift Shops?
Your Trees are going in the mail today.
Hugs & Kisses, Diane

Pieceful Bits said...

That is so funny. Your daughter is learning "thrifting" habits from you too;) Did you have to stop at the store just to bring food home too? My son always hated thrift stores...he would embarrass me by always holding his nose and saying quite loudly "it stinks in here, can we go yet?"

Pieceful Bits said...

Oh I forgot to comment on your Putz House ~SCORE I know you will put it to good use!!!!

vivian said...

hi! hopped over to your blog from flickr so I could see what your lie was!! I used to let my kids have days off from school for things like that too.. we called them mental health days! and yes.. I lied too!
love those little elves!
vivian

Jazze Junque Inc. said...

Fun vintage jewelry. I love the plastic folks too. I remember the Christmas house. My mom had some.

Pinetree4 said...

Haha, I would've loved to sneak out like that with my mom as a kid (love the earrings photo:)