Kalissa’s house still isn’t done with the remodel. They are going a little stir crazy so I mentioned going shopping.
A gal at work brought in a toy I thought about getting for some of the grandkids and she said they were on sale at Target for $10. I thought that was worth the trip. Eli and Emmett my grandsons love magna tiles. They are tiles that magnet together. I have some here and they play them often. You can find them HERE on Amazon. These are generic and WAY cheaper than the original. They are great though and have lasted for many years at my house.
Anyway…the gal at work said they had a farm set that would go with these for only $10.
I looked them up on Amazon and they were $39.99 for a set there. Yes. Going to Target would be totally worth it. Then I looked more and saw that they had dinosaurs and polar animals and woodland animals. YES! I might get these for other grandkids too.
I also wanted to stop and Hobby Lobby. There was a wooden box I wanted that I saw on floss tube and I wanted to get some cheap craft things for the grandkids.
We ended up going…
Target was a bust. The magna tiles were not on sale. We circled around the store everywhere trying to find them. We finally found them on an end cap and sadly…no sale. At $39.99 each, I’m not going to afford that for 10 grandchildren.
Kalissa didn’t want to drag the boys into another store for groceries so we got groceries there. UGH. I won’t do that again. They had the poorest selection and most expensive groceries. Thankfully I didn’t need a lot…just a couple of things I had to have for dishes I was making and taking somewhere.
From there we went to Hobby Lobby. It was so busy. Kalissa and were looking for the small craft pack things I often buy when I know the grandkids are coming. On our way, we found the custom frames that were miscuts. I found this huge one and was so happy. I could make two or maybe three picture frames with this. The tag said $19 and there was a sign that said 75% off. YES, please!
They didn’t have the wood box I wanted so we headed towards the check out.
The frame was super awkward to manage. Carver wanted to carry it but the store was so busy at the front near the Christmas stuff. I had to try to manage it in my cart.
All that to find out it wasn’t 75% off the ticketed price. The ticketed price was the price. UGH. I didn’t want to pay $19 for a frame I didn’t know what I was going to frame. So I didn’t get it.
I had completely forgotten what it’s like to shop with kids. Oh my. They were really good but so many questions and so many wanting to touch everything. Like I said, they were actually really good…just not what I was used to anymore.
From there we went to Chick-fil-A. It’s the boys’ favorite. They had been good and deserved it.
On the way home I was talking with Kalissa. I told her the whole day reinforced why I hate shopping.
We drove an hour to Waterloo. We shopped and I didn’t get what I wanted at all. I wasted so much time in the store. We ate out. We paid for the gas. We wasted so much time…and money.
I had a great time with Kalissa and the boys, but seriously. We could have had more fun at my house.
This all just reinforced why I hate shopping and when I do, I want it to be online or at the local stores I go to. I was not designed to be a shopper.