After living in my house for a year, I've finally decided that it's time to start decorating it like someone lives here. Thus, my need for curtain rods. First of all, I suck at decorating, so trying to figure out what I want is a challenge. But how hard can CURTAIN RODS be? Husband has the day off so we decide to go take Little Monster to the store to pick out curtain rods. We'll go to Ross and see if they have anything, and if not, Lowes it is.
For the most part I LOVE LOVE LOVE to shop (if I'm alone), but let me be honest--I hate Ross. This whole "looking for treasures" is a bunch of crap. My brain isn't wired to look for treasures; however, my brain is wired to see $9.99 curtain rods and decide that is better than the $32.99 curtain rods at Lowes--especially since I need two. ($20 or $65--I'm willing to treasure hunt for 3 minutes). Husband, Monster and I walk into Ross, and Aaron immediately has an agenda. My agenda outranks his, so we drag him through the store and find curtain rods that will work (for $9.99 each--nice). Being the nice mom that I am, I decide to let him take me to where he wants to go--the toy aisles. Husband goes to one end of the aisle and I take the other so we've got him blocked off and he can't go bolting through the store. It only takes him a minute to come up with this:
I'm so proud! Really!
I'm laughing and think this is absolutely hilarious, and who can refuse that face, so I let him take his treasures to the checkout. Husband is looking at me like I'm crazy, and I'm like, "what?" He says, "you're going to let him get all of that?" I reply, "hey-they are toys. Our son wants to play with toys. Come on, let's get them." Who can refuse me? So we're standing in line, and he spots a package of Jelly Bellies. "I want candy" Ugh. "I want jelly bean" Awe.....so of course we HAD to get those too. I pay for our "treasures"...IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAPER TO GO TO LOWES. This is why I don't take him shopping with me.
The funny thing is, he picked out this piece of junk Transformers "laptop" (which even though I knew it was a piece of junk I still bought it for him--how's that for good parenting). As it turns out, today he showed us on that junky "laptop" that he could type all sorts of things (most of which we knew he could, but he surprised us by spelling our names). When Husband got home from work tonight I gave Aaron the "laptop" and told him to spell Cameron. It didn't look like he was going to do it so I said, "c....a...."--which he typed and then ignored me and finished with "ndy". Ha ha ha ha! That kid makes me laugh!