The month of August always has mixed feelings for me. The nice part is that it is my birthday month and I love birthdays! I love everything about them. I love presents (to give and receive), I love that you get lots of attention that day (although I don’t like going to a restaurant that sings to you!!). I love that my family calls me if they are not with me and I love getting lots of cards (yes, that it a hint!).
The not so nice part of August is that it always means the end of summer is coming soon. When I was in school it was a month of clothes shopping. If you can believe it, I don’t like to clothes shop. I don’t really like to shop at all (except online!)! Back then, of course, we didn’t have online shopping (can you imagine such a thing?) so my mother would drag us to Korvettes, (which was like Target today) to pick out clothes and school supplies.
Then, when I had kids, I had to drag my kids out to shop. I had three boys so you can imagine what that was like. All they wanted to do was buy $100 sneakers! I had to put a $50 limit of the price of them and my boys were not happy. Now, the average price of a pair of sneakers is probably $200! By the way, the other day I got a social security statement in the mail. These tell you what you made since the beginning of time. When I had three boys, I made a little less than $3,000 a year. So, as you can see, $100 sneakers for three little boys were outrageous!
How the heck did I get on this subject anyway?? Never mind! 🙂