The Crew - Miss Fabulous, Lil Bro, Big Sis and Mr. Man

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On Thriftiness

So today stunk big time, it wasn't as bad as Friday but it wasn't good and Dad still had to be called to come home to rescue me and I am still sick of being the punching bag for children in my home. I will be totally honest that I feel like whining that it is not FAIR that one kid is finally getting her act together in terms of aggression and someone else wants to kick it up a notch. I have totally been having a why me pity party in my head.

But for now I choose to share something else about myself. My thriftiness has reached new levels.

So I bought this shampoo at Toys R Us for $3.00.

But I thought it doesn't work any better than the Suave in fact not as good and it is twice as much but the girls love the cute bottle.  No problem I will just switch the shampoo and keep the bottle only this cute bottle is totally rigged and I can't get the top off.  But no way was that going to foil my plan.

The hole is also more tiny than usual; it is as if they knew what my plan was going to be. So tiny in fact that my tiny funnel would not fit. So as you can see I rigged a straw apparatus with the funnel and commenced operation shampoo swap. The Suave shampoo was too thick to go down the funnel but I didn't stop there. I added a little water, just a tiny bit and VIOLA the bottle was filled.

The evidence was disposed of and they are known the wiser.

That's right Mr. Thomas the Tank Shampoo you are next my friend!

Now I will pay $5.00 for the baby bubble bath that does not irritate their skin because I can't find a comparable for less.  But it's day will come you can be sure.


Rose said...

I completely understand the frustration with being a child's punching bag. We have a child who comes for childcare that has used me for a punching bag numerous times. Concussion, going to sleep with tears in my eyes because my back hurt so bad from being kicked from behind. At the moment he is doing much better. Hang in there.

By the way - I love the shampoo solution. :-)

Mom 4 Kids said...

Wow Rose I think it is an amazing care giver that puts up with that from someone else's child. I hope those parents know how fortunate they are to have you!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

LMAO- I love that with the shampoo!

A few years ago I bought a fancy bottle of salon shampoo because the bottle was the perfect size for a week- long vacation. You know, those trial sizes won't last a week, but the full bottle is way too much. Anyway, I had huge plans to use and refill it for this grand vacation and... they evidently had welded the lid to the base so I would have to buy more. Jerks! The only way to get the lid off was to break it.

Mom 4 Kids said...

Essie you have to try the funnel method next time! LOL!