Our family loves the thrift store! My kids have been going to them with me for years, and agree that it is much more fun to pay 10% the cost of a product rather than 100%, especially when it comes to spending their own money. Today, I stopped in to see if I could find any more Tupperware for my super clean pantry. I am normally able to find it for a buck or 2 per piece. But today, there were no bowls to be found. Instead, I found The Perfect Brownie Pan! If you are wondering why I’m so excited, it’s because my 17 year old has asked for one for 2 years now, and I could never bring myself to pay $20 for a single pan that wasn’t a top shelf brand.
There it was, right next to the old nasty looking pot without a handle. A ‘brand new’ Perfect Brownie Pan with all the parts. It looked like it had never been used! I turned it over and found the price tag…$2 dollars!! Woo Hoo! Of course it had to come home with me. I was so excited to show my teen, the one that has asked for one for 2 years. I totally expected a big “Oh Mom, You’re the greatest!” or something to that effect. Instead, I get an, “oh, that’s nice”. Really?
Her response, and lack of enthusiasm completely reinvigorated my stance on second hand shopping. Obviously, she was only hyped up about it around Christmas time, because of the commercials. Now, when we are in March, and it is from the thrift store, it was no big deal.
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