I bought the Boy a pair of jeans in December, size 30 x 30. They were a welcome change from the sweatpants he wears every day. So many people commented on how handsome he looked. There was just something that made people notice him. My mom. Our hair stylist. The neighbor. A friend. Seriously, those jeans looked great on him and were a perfect fit.
Until January–one month later. One morning when he was walking out the door for school, I swore those jeans looked like they were almost too short. (Wait. What?? I just bought those last month!) Convinced that it must be my fuzzy morning vision or the fact that it was dark as he was walking down the sidewalk when I noticed, I didn’t think twice about it. Figured it must have been a fluke.
Until a few days later when he wore those jeans again.
They were complete floods; picture Urkel. No joke. No doubt about it.
Those jeans didn’t fit him any more. Dammit.
So, today, two months after buying him the 30 x 30 pair of jeans, he and I went shopping and bought him two new pairs, size 30 x 32. He grew two inches in two months. He’s never going to be able to go to college if I have to hemorrhage money on jeans every other month.
Sorry, kid. I know you had plans to become a psychologist and all that good stuff, but you just kept growing so Dad and I spent your college savings on keeping you clothed. #wompwomp
I think nearly every parent feels like this at some point–all we do is spend money on our kids: clothes, food, gifts, lessons, and sports … the constant bleed of cash.
That’s one of the reasons I love Groupon—you get so much more for so much less. You can always find a good deal (Hello, half off!) on products, services, meals, entertainment, vacations, jeans, you name it. I did a lot of my Christmas shopping on Groupon last year and I might have picked up a little something extra too, ahem. (Hello, $35 massage for MEEEEEE!!)
You know what else Groupon offers? Coupons. Yep, coupons. Groupon Coupons, to be exact. I’m able to save cash on what I buy while I’m shopping online and in stores (like Target, JCPenney, Kohls and more … you know, places that sell JEANS for growing kids!!!). With over 62,000 coupons at nearly 10,000 different stores, we parents can save money every time and nearly everywhere we shop … and our kids will still be able to go to college!
I feel like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire except that I’m yelling at the Groupon App on my cell phone:
SAVE ME THE MONEY!!
While I was compensated by Groupon to write this post, every word and opinion is mine and completely true. The Boy absolutely did grow 2″ in two months, I did do lots of Christmas shopping on Groupon this year, and you can be sure as shit I bought myself that massage!! 🙂
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