My shopping weakness

Today I had to buy a birthday present for Jeckle to take to a birthday party. My go to gift is a voucher to one of our local bookstores. I dragged Heckle with me. Of course, when we arrived, he saw a new release – the next in a series he’s reading. Needless to say, by the time we left the store, he also had the book in his hand.

This could be our house…
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The 6 boxes of books stacked in the hallway are a reflection of my one weakness when it comes to the kids. Those boxes are full of books the Barbarians are now too old for.

Both the boys are bookworms, and knowing how reading can enrich lives, help through times when they are tough and help with language development – as well as simply giving pleasure – I have no regrets about the number of books that have come into our lives. I’d do the same again.

Of course, my weakness doesn’t apply to just the Barbarians. I do the same for The Hub and myself.

Do you have a weakness when it comes to shopping?

7 comments on “My shopping weakness

  1. Giggling Fattie

    July 14, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Nail supplies….but I don’t think that’s a shocker 😂😂 I also really love one thrift shop that has books for ten cents each….

    • Nail product? I’m stunned hahaha. When I was a uni student I had a store like that on the walk home. It was the only thing that kept me with reading material (no car and no library in walking distance).

  2. Giggling Fattie

    July 14, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    Oh man!! This one is a three hour drive away so I don’t have access to it unless I go to visit my parents lol I have to be so careful when I go in there but even a whole bag full of books is like $2 so 🤷‍♀️

  3. Heckle and Jeckle: I love it! Named after the cartoon magpies?

  4. I have hundreds of ebooks. I wouldn’t have a place to store physical books. I’ve never been a book hoarder before. When I was a tween, my father took me to the library on the regular, and I’d come home with 30ish books to get me through a month. We’d go back, and I’d only have to renew two or three.

    • When I was a kid we got most of our books at the library, and quite a few from a second hand bookstore. But the town only had one library so it was easy – it had all the books you could borrow. The problem with the library system in bigger cities is that all the books are distributed between the libraries, so you can’t browse the shelves easily and when you do know a title you have to put a hold online and wait x weeks until it finally is returned and makes its way to your local branch. It’s very frustrating.

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