Yesterday, we stood in line for one hour and 45 minutes. 31 weeks pregnant, in my church shoes, waiting to check out in a line of people. I just kept praying that I wouldn't faint...and luckily I didn't. I always bring a stroller to these consignment sales so that I have something with which to lug around my pile of clothes.....and I had plenty of time to add up my purchases. I counted over $100 just in clothing, and then I had 6 pairs of shoes and 3 push toy trucks....you really need to buy enough to make it worth the effort of searching through the clothing and making sure there are no rips, stains or other major faults, and of course that it is worth the long line. I walked out spending $118 before tax and ended up with a total of 38 items. That's like $3.10 per item and that included my 6 pairs of kid's shoes!!! LOVE these sales. I have to say that for me, these sales are sooooo worth it, even pregnant and tired.
At home I go through all my purchases and just bask in how much I got for so little ;) And of course last night I had the kids try on their shoes. We all got a little surprise when Ian tried on a pair of shoes that I had already earmarked for "church".
Ha! The joke was on me when he put these shoes on! Can you imagine him squeaking into church??? (Or anywhere in public for that matter). Luckily there is a little insert in the side of the sole that pops out, removing the "problem". No wonder they were such a good deal!