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Is This The Kind Of Thing MILS Do?

Started by catchingup, November 29, 2010, 01:38:07 pm

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LaurieS

Naw she can keep her toilet paper under her bed for all I care as long as there is some in the bathroom when I need it... I know those pesky expectations again... if not I could do what my son did which was to come into a room full of people with his unwiped dirty behind and announce that there was a paper shortage in the bathroom.

holliberri

Hahaha. That's funny.

When guests come, I get nervous we'll run out, so I line the toilet tank with 3 rolls of toilet paper. That's about all the decorating my bathroom gets.

LaurieS

Quote from: Scoop on February 09, 2011, 04:22:42 pm
Laurie my friend had that many bottles of soap - because people kept giving them to her and she couldn't use it fast enough.
That is where re-gifting comes in handy :)  But she does buy most of it herself.. my son and dil have this bad habit that I think many of us grow into and that is they can't leave the house without buying something. (I can do it without leaving the house now.. I love my computer) My son was once commenting on how he didn't know where his money was going.. I said well like when you don't know why you're gaining weight.. chart it for a month - two months and you'll see a pattern that you can then adjust.

My dil saw that as me saying that she is wasting money... which she is, but I was encouraging her to see it for herself.. I'm not about to say it to her (I don't think blind men want to be reminded that they can't see).. but I will say it to my son... if every time he walks into a store and buys something that he doesn't need.. he is wasting his money.. it's pretty simple... Eat the extra donut, you will gain the pounds.

Oh and now that a baby is on the way.. they have both said to me in the past week that their house isn't large enough for a infant... I will have you all know that I did not say a word.. but thought hmmm one of two things come to mind.. get rid of some of the 'crap' that has been collected, or wow less stuff and they might have had the money for a larger house.  Instead I smiled and said oh well you'll find a way.

Scoop

Oh Laurie - that reminds me, we bought a house with 1000 more square feet when we were expecting!  And then DH said if we wanted to have another, we would need another 1000 sq ft!

When people talk about what they bought in preparation for the baby, we always laugh and say "we bought a house!".


Pooh

As I have gotten older, I definately want less and less clutter.  But when I was newly married, I had stuff everywhere because I was raised by a Mother who never threw anything away if it was good and it could be used again.  So I was horrible about keeping everything.  Now, I am totally different and will throw away something before you can blink.

But....Don't touch my Bath & Body works stuff! Them be fighting words!  ;D

Holli, I am going after work today!  7 for 3 each...woo hoo!
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

LaurieS

My own mother is a hoarder... except she's clean unlike the people on those tv shows.. but still a hoarder... she is constantly buying things.. loves thrift shops, but will fight a one legged lady for that gaudy plaster statue if it's only a dollar. I stood in her house last time home with  my mouth open... I don't think I've ever seen so much STUFF.. not much had any real meaning.. oh and you'd think in a hoarders world she would have a ton of pictures.. not one of her family, friends ect.. just thrift store stuff.  I know she does this to make herself feel better about something in life.. I hope she finds that something before I have to deal with the end results.

I have learned that having an item in reserve so I don't run out doesn't mean that I have to have an over abundance of that item.. and my taste may change, so if I have 10 ginger-on-your-tata fragrances and I decide that I'd like to try something new.. not all 10 go on the back burner indefinitely.  I'm a believer in moderation.

If you have a small house, I can see buying a larger one if your family is expanding.. but if you can't afford a larger one then you might need to figure out how to make what you have work.  I had 3 kids in a 1,100 sq ft house... so I know it's possible. 

I do absolutely love the lemon bath and bodyworks kitchen soap in the foam, and I just pulled out my back up bottle so the next time I'm out I'll pick up another... see I'm normal.. the only thing that I ever bought an abundance of was Jubilee Kitchen wax because most stores no longer carry it.. I love the smell of that product.. lol.. don't use it often but love the smell.. it smells like my childhood.

Pooh

My favorite right now is the Black Currant Vanilla in the sensuality section.  I don't like overpowering perfume or lotion and this is very light.

What's a tata?  ;D
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

holliberri

I was afraid to ask...Pooh. LOL.

I have all of the sensuality selection; they're my favorites!

Pooh

I wasn't afraid to ask....but probably should be afraid of her answer....
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. -
Joseph Campbell

luise.volta

I went into the Sensuality Section and the clerk asked me if I was lost....
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

LaurieS

well I couldn't think of the names of any of their collections...  it was my all encompassing  description :)

LaurieS

Quote from: luise.volta on February 10, 2011, 04:16:07 pm
I went into the Sensuality Section and the clerk asked me if I was lost....

Naw we all want to feel sexy for someone

luise.volta

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

LaurieS

I had to go and see what the name is of the fragrance that I really like.. Sea Island Cotton... I also use the lemon in the kitchen... my dd just said that she'd stop and pick up six for 20 was the only ad I saw (she carries my cc for when I need for her to make purchases) and that she'll take 2 home with her.. so that is 4.. not bad

LaurieS

Quote from: holliberri on February 09, 2011, 04:54:06 pm
I just got an e-mail from them: 7 for 3 dollars a piece! Better hit the store!  :D

hmmm I didn't see that offer.. was that just a email offer.. if so send me a copy..pretty please