Friday, April 11, 2008

Why the heck did I buy all those American Girl Doll$$$

We have a treasure box at our house. The kids earn passes through successful completion of their homework on home school days and the passes allow a trip the treasure box. Yesterday, the girls took their passes to look for treasure.
Now I fill up the treasure box with Tar-jay (Target) items, esp. the $1 spot section. Last time I was at the lovely Tar-jay, I spied a $5.99  craft kit with fashion designs "Fashion Model Makeover--Fashion Runway"--two little stick figures and all sorts of shirts/skirts/pants complete with runway. 
 Since Miley has wanted to be fashion designer since she wrapped her Barbie in Charmin as a wedding dress at 18 months, I thought she would like it.
So of course, Miley grabs the kit. She looks through it, giggles and oohhhs and aaaahhhs about the cute purses and shoes (!!!) she can design and then comes running to me, screaming at the top of her lungs "mom, this is the greatest thing you have ever bought me!"
If I only knew this was all she wanted from the start, we would have college paid for at this point.

9 comments:

just jamie said...

Isn't it funny how the seemingly insignificant become favorites?

CC said...

My son is currently "due" a trip to the dollar area at Target for meeting his homework goal.

But I really do want to buy an American girl doll! Maybe its mostly for me! ;)

Brian and Staci said...

So true, so true. Last year we took a trip to Disney World. Connor's favorite part when asked??? Swimming, at the pool at the hotel! Heck, we could've gotten a hotel right here in OK and let them swim for a week! Oh, the money we think we need to spend !!! I'm glad she loved it though..doesn't it make you feel good when you "score" something cheap like that, that you know is just perfect for them!! Love it! Happy weekend to ya!

OHmommy said...

I puffy heart the dollar section at Target!

Nicole said...

I love the idea of a treasure box! What a great idea! We often take the girls to Dollar Tree or let them pick something inexpensive at the store. We also started given them allowances (only $.50 for our 5 year old and $.25 for our 3 year old) so sometimes we ask them to use THEIR money to buy what they want. They really stop to think whether they want it or not.

Jacque said...

Cute! Chloe's American Girl doll is in the basement while she lovingly plays with $4.44 Littlest Pet Shops. :)

HRH said...

Classic.

fullheartandhands mama said...

So true. It's kind of like how they always play with the box more than the actual toy.

Purple Teacup said...

Ebay honey. Ebay. Then you will have some $ for Target.