If I didnt freecycle and yard sale my kids clothes (5 yrs, 4 yrs, & 7 mths) my kids would be naked.
We dont have any credit cards, and we dont go out to movies, we are middle class I guess since we live paycheck to paycheck (streeeeethin it) and we dont get food stamps or help with medical expenses.
The way we live now, if there was not freecycling, or yard sales, we would not be able to buy clothes, even at walmart, how do you mamas who make even less than we do, buy new clothes, new furniture, car payments, money to go out every once in awhile. I sit at home days on end with dreams of going somewhere, (its been 5 years since we had a vacation) I cant even get one night away from my kids (no sitter but thats a different story lol) but I wouldnt have anywhere to go if I did because everything costs so much. I was grateful to go the 12 miles to walmart tonight to get a bag of diapers, first time I'd been anywhere for two weeks.
I stood in my kitchen yesterday and looked up at God and said, "This is not funny at all. I'm not laughing. I'm about to walk away from my family and trying. The monotonous roundelay of housework and children is wearing on me. I know now, I KNOW, how/why people have mental breakdowns. I'm coming to mine.
How do you not go to pay day loan advance places and get enough to pay this bill so you can put food on the table? We are just at the border of making too much, but not making enough to do it confidentally. I havent had a new shirt in 2 years! I have three children. They each have two gifts for Christmas this year (better than the last two years) and Im excited we get to wrap something we paid for in advance. We went to the Goodwill store and found an acoustic guitar childsize (they are $60 in walmart!!) for only $10. Found all 6 new strings for .99c on ebay. We freecycled a real REAL drumset (child size) that someone was throwing out,we bought a second hand keyboard for $10, got a much wanted PILLOW PET and Fushigi ball and the baby got two bathtub toys to open. We will do stocking stuffers fromthe dollar tree, no prob, christmas is in the bag! yay, but ....
How do you (if this applies to you) not use credit cards and still get EVERYTHING you need? I have to tell my kids no to: yogurt, fruit gushers, cheeses, chips, ice creams, etc, it breaks my heart I cant buy when they ask, beg, for a new shirt with a transformer on it, or cookies, or the latest gadgetry.
They dont have family on either hubby or my side, so there are no hand me down toys or clothes. I'm tired of telling them no constantly. My friends make it seem so easy, they are buying and selling stuffs all the time. I just dont get it.
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