What are You Willing to Pay More For?
I know some of us will pay more for certain things -- perhaps that upgrade to two-day shipping to get an online order faster or going to the salon to get your gray hairs covered instead of using a box from the drugstore.
It is funny how we all have different gauges of what is "worth" more. We have friends that will drive around for 35 minutes to find a parking spot on the street, while others will just pull into a parking garage. Some will hand-wash delicates, while others will just take it to the dry cleaners. Some people spend part of their weekend cleaning the bathroom, while others have a great lady who comes Monday mornings to whip the house into shape. Some love to make their own chocolate chip cookies to bring to the preschool party, while others just spend the money on delicious though store-bought treats.
Why? Why do we justify spending more money on those things? In a totally unscientific poll of friends and fellow mamas, it seems about 95% of those things we feel are okay about spending more on have one main thing in common: they save us time. Whether they are more convenient or save us an extra 53 minutes or just make the day go by a little easier, we are placing an emphasis on our time.
(The covering the grays with a professional versus the box...yeah, that doesn't really save time, but could save from you walking around with purple hair if you don't know what you are doing...)
Think for a second -- what do you pay more for?