Weekend Roundup: Crazy cheapskates & stuff

Happy Friday! 

A friend posted this video of comedian Michael McInctyre on Facebook and I thought it was pretty funny, mostly because it is so painfully true. I wistfully think back to the days pre-motherhood and how I could leave the house by grabbing my keys and cell phone.  And I don’t even have a toddler, so I have it easy, comparatively:

Joe will be home any minute (hooray!) and I can’t wait to kick off the weekend. We are planning on working on the house and taking a trip to Gilroy Gardens

This week I took advantage of my in-law’s 1,000 TV channels and On Demand service. I’m now hooked on the TLC show “Extreme Cheapskates.” Have you seen it?

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Do you count out Cheerios for your kids and ration toilet paper in your household? Here’s a clip from this week’s episode about a mom of three, Jordan Page, who does both of those things. Is kind of terrible that I found some of her methods a tiny bit inspiring?

Some of the episodes are about legit crazy people (one guy donated one of his testicles for a few thousand bucks, another mother makes her teenage sons wash dishes in their used bathwater – cold of course, because she won’t turn on the water heater) but I don’t think it’s outrageous  to teach kids not to waste toilet paper and to water down juice. Perhaps I am one of the crazies myself. 

Well, enjoy your weekend and we’ll chat Wednesday! 


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