Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saint Patrick's Day Shopping Spree

The kids are modelling their new purchases from our fun Saint Patrick's day shopping spree. They were in need of some new clothes....darn offspring keep growing! I think I might just stop feeding them since they are getting much too expensive.

You know that 'family bonus' the government gives you? The one based on income and the child's age. Who in all their wisdom came up with the idea that children under 7 are more expensive that teenagers? Someone without kids I guess.

But I digress....

Our shopping day began at 8:30 in the morning and was a little rocky to start. Crabby kids squabbling about who gets 'shotgun'...you know...the front seat of the truck! Good grief! I almost lost it right there. Like who cares when each gets to sit in the front? It's not like they won't get a turn.

This grumpiness lasted until the boring shopping was taken care of. The Superstore purchases...food in other words.

Once we hit the Kelowna mall though, everything was sunshine and roses. Of course it was...that's when the shopping became all about them! We found the most amazing sales on clothes. Makes the long drive worth it. Most of the items were less than half the price of our limited selection at home.

Once our feet were too tired to continue we went for lunch at Milestones restaurant. Much better than food court food and more relaxing. After our lovely lunch we headed home. Two hours of virtual silence. Shopped out teens tend to be quiet. It was lovely.

Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with the two of them for the rest of Spring Break!

1 comment:

Anne-Marie said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous St. Patty's Day! Shopping, sales and lunch with your kids- Perfect!