Monday, March 9, 2009

Life With Three

Well, since you asked... (okay, no one asked, who am I kidding?). Life with three kiddos under five is going swimmingly. And by that I mean, I'm swimming in noise and messes and love and smoochable cheeks. Awww.

BUT... It's kind of like sticker shock, really. Our life, it's expensive these days. I bought groceries (from the local grocery store thankyouverymuchenoughwiththeguiltalready) for the week for $87. Okay, not TOO bad. But then. Then I "had" to go to Wal-Mart. And when the cashier said, "That will be $98 please," I almost swallowed my tongue. $98! But! I didn't even buy anything!

My shopping list was:
Frozen chicken breast
Taquitos (ahem)
Kid toothpaste (which I didn't buy and have to go to the natural foods store for, ca-ching)
Diapers ($30! When will we switch back to cloth? WHEN?)
Dishwasher detergent
39 gallon garbage bags
Shampoo (we recently tried the baking soda/vinegar thing, and NO. Just, NO.)
Pop (yeah, yeah, I know)
Canola oil
Treats for school (bananas and chocolate milk)
Cat food

Okay, so I maybe could have skipped the taquitos ($6ish) and the diapers ($30) and the pop ($9). Which brings us down to a respectable $62. Oh yeah, and the stuff I bought that wasn't even on the list: clearance tights for E ($3.50 for two pairs), three candy bars ($1.92) and a Mountain Dew (enough with pop already!), and we're down to about $55.

Okay, add the candy bars back in. I'm not made of stone, people. ;)

8 comments:

Diamond said...

Why didn't you buy the children's toothpaste? Does it contain gluten?

My kids LOVE taquitos. We consider them a GF staple at our house. It's one of the few things they eat without coercion. They won't even eat spaghetti, and we buy yummy GF noodles!

Tenille said...

No, no gluten. We just prefer toothpaste without dyes* or flouride, which our Wal-Mart doesn't carry anymore. Apparently. ;)

*And yet, did my daughter spill an entire bowl of Fruity Pebbles on my newly scrubbed floor this morning? Yes, she did. No dye there. Yeah right.

Suburban Hippie said...

We too had serious sticker shock when the third kid arrived. We'd been buying diapers for two since Matt was born, but somehow it just got really really expensive to clothe and feed and diaper them all. And it really hasn't gotten any better even though diapers are a thing of the past.

Amnesty said...

We just switched to cloth diapers. Yay for saving money!
Target carries Tom's of Maine toothpaste, so you don't have to buy that at the health food store. It's definitely cheaper at Target.

Lisa said...

I admit it, I just started reading your blog. I'm already a fan! Hey, have you ever tried www.couponmom.com? If not, maybe that would help with the grocery bills....just a suggestion. I have started to follow the advise on this site and it does help.

Lauramamadoula said...

my favorite part of this whole blog is that you put the candy bar back on. oh my goodness i almost peed myself.

some things simply are NOT negotiable!

(and what kinda of taquitos are GF?? that was my FAVORITE junk food before going GF and i can't seem to find any without gluten...)

Marisa said...

I buy 2lb packages of good corn tortillas for $1 at the Mexican food store...it would be simple to fill them with beans or meat and fry them...for very cheap.

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,酒店,

Blog Widget by LinkWithin