Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Working Mama Wednesday - Bonus Time!

I always look forward to this time of the year.  I know financially it becomes a bit tight during the first few months but I always have March-ish to look forward to because that is usually when I receive my work bonus and, historically, a tax refund.

This year it couldn't have come at a better time.  We're still trying to become better accustomed to life post-adoption where our finances are a bit tighter than they were before.  That means a lot of things that we would like to do have been pushed off for a better time, financially speaking.  Yay for spring!

Like I said, it couldn't have come at a better time.  I had this poor, pathetic conversation with my son last week:

L: Mom - when I play on the playground at school rocks get in my shoes.
Mie: Really?
L: Yes.  Do you know how they get in there?
Mie: No, how?
L: (Pointing to his shoes...)

L: That hole RIGHT THERE.

So sorry buddy.  I'd recently replaced all the other kids shoes for similar reasons but he wasn't interested that day in trying on any of the shoes I'd recommended so I figured I'd wait until the next time we went shopping to get him a new pair of tennis shoes.  I've had good luck with the Sketchers shoes; even though they are usually more expensive they have lasted longer, at least with Logan.  

So if you ever think I'm super mom - think again!  At least I did replace his shoes this past weekend...

Now for his uniform pants with holes in the knees...


Small Town Joy: said...

I can not keep my kids in shoes. Pie outgrows them, Riley wears them out and Jordan has outgrown them before we even leave the store with them.

Yay for tax refunds!

P.S.- Working on my tag blog... it's going slow.

MamaFoster said...

i understand, boys are hard on their shoes...PS LOVE bonus AND tax return season :) we both have commission jobs and usually make way more during the summer than the winter :)