My kids are leaving for camp so I thought that the trek to Costco that my husband and I made today would be light. Unfortunately, when I go with him, we can never get out of there for under $300. No matter what. Good thing I talked him out of the exercise mat, area rug, dining room table and oh, yeah, the fancy coffee maker that we don't need or it would have been much worse.
I know that I have written about his before but I love people watching at Costco. All of those jumbo shopping carts without bags or tissue to hide everyone's purchases. It is truly amazing.
Today I witnesses one lady with one $3.99 watermelon in her cart in the mile long check-out line. Yes, it was a bargain but how much more would it have been at Publix, $5.99? That is a lot of work for one watermelon.
In other exciting news, I mailed two letters each to camp over the past two days. Yes, they don't get there until Tuesday but one of my crazy camp rituals is to make sure that I write every day and that letters are waiting there when they get there. They told me that I don't need to do this anymore, but I must. I write and mail a letter, package, post card or email to them every day until there are five days left of camp. They can't call, email or text and they write back much less often but it just one of my things.
Would you have dealt with Costco and stood in a mile long line to save $2.00 on a watermelon? What crazy mom things do you do (or did) when your kids were at camp or otherwise not under your roof? I'm dying to know....