Growing up I was critical of my mom for how “stingy” she was with her money. I did not really understand the value of a dollar and I felt like she was too much of a penny pincher.
As a young person I felt a little embarrassed at times when mom would brag about finding shoes or a shirt for $1.
But now, as an adult, I have actually become a lot like her in her thriftiness and I have really started to value every single penny that I have.
Today, I visited the newest Dollar Tree store near my job during my lunch break. Upon returning to work I almost shouted from the rooftop about how impressed I was with their $1 items. I have been to Dollar stores before with food, but this one was converted from a restaurant so with all the space they were able to have a huge refrigerated/freezer section including frozen veggies and low calorie frozen meals. I was in a hurry so I haven’t done a full shopping trip there yet, but I foresee an upcoming blog post in which I describe a meal made using only items purchased from the Dollar Tree.
FYI, in case you didn’t know, if you are in need of a bulk order from Dollar Tree, you can order through their online store as well here: Dollar Tree.
Today my light bulb went off–about my childhood feelings of resentment–so I would like to publicly apologize to my mother. I forgive you for ordering for me from McDonalds’, the cheapest thing they had on the menu, before there was a dollar menu!! And I love you and your thriftiness. It has come in handy!
P.S. I have not received any compensation for being hyped about the Dollar Tree, although I would welcome a gift card to there (Hint Hint Dollar Tree).
Post Script: My mom won’t read this public apology, but I will read it to her! LOL