I never thought I would be one of those parents that overindulged their child. In fact, I never understood parents who bought something for their kids every time they walked into Target, just because they were being good. The truth is that I was already pretty good at saying "no" to myself and Dustin when it came to spending money (especially Dustin - just ask him about the spending freezes I used to put him on when we lived in Normal).
Of course, that was then, this is now. It's not that I can't say "no"; it's that I just don't want to. It is much more fun to say "yes." I mean, if you could see my kid's face at the sight of a new matchbox car, you would be saying "yes" a lot more too. This little piece of metal that set me back about 97 cents brings him pure joy, which makes me so happy.
The other thing I never thought I'd do is turn my child's room into a "theme" room. Someone told me when we were waiting for Miles that they thought the same thing and now their son's room is filled with trains. At the time I thought..."Not me, no problem there." Eating. my. words.
Which leads me to my most recent purchase. Last night Miles and I went to Target in search of a new comforter for his bed. I wanted a simple, white comforter that I could bleach if I needed to, but also looked great in his "non-themed" room. Did I get the $30 comforter I had my eye one? No..... Instead I got a flimsy $10 white blanket and something else. They were completely unnecessary, frivolous, totally themed, and less than $14, but in my little boy's eyes they are fabulous. Every instinct I had about buying them was right. Miles can't get enough of them. Check out these new sheets.