Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Signs We are in a Bad Economy
The kids are walking around in their snow pants, I'm folding 10 blankets each every morning, and they asked for snuggies and slippers on their Christmas lists, because we haven't turned on the heat yet. (I found a glove in the bedroom the other day....)
I'm constantly cleaning my fridge, because I can actually SEE in it.
My hubby replaced all the light switches with Dimmers. (I feel like I am at my grandparents house - I can't SEE)
My 6 month supply of disposable contacts lasts two years.
I told my daughter she couldn't see the words on the TV because of the glare. ("No, you don't need glasses- I can't see what it says either!") (see above reference to contacts)
We LET the dryer scream in it's slow death for several months before we replaced it with one found on Craig's List.
There is a list named after some guy called Craig and we check him out regularly for various household items.
I haven't had a pizza delivered in well over a year. (Tipping is costly- especially when the delivery person used to be your Banker and is driving a Ford Pinto he got off of Craig's List)
We are getting rid of our home phone- it's all bill collectors or telemarketers calling anyway.
When the phone does ring, the kids check caller ID and yell out "Don't answer it-it's unknown name/unknown number"!
I buy those coats that are two in one, and give one kid the inside and the other kid the outside and call it their new winter coats.
My son is the cool kid because he gets to wear a hoodie. (Why bother even buying him a coat he won't wear?)
We tell the kids we aren't going to the movies because of the bed bug outbreak.
My paper towels don't match the seasons anymore.
I'm actually glad that my daughter is really close to my shoe size and if she wears one of my socks -they fit!
We play games, read books, take walks, car-pool and talk to each other - and really what's better than that?
Well, I COULD think of a FEW things......