Today was Black Friday and this was the first year in a few years that I didn’t participate in the craziness that is Black Friday. There were many reasons why We Opted Out of Black Friday and choose to spend our time playing at the local children’s museum instead.
Our house is already stuffed full of crap as it is, so we don’t need any more stuff. We are working on decluterring the house and making room for our newest edition. We have 4 people with one being a toddler (which means baby stuff galore), expecting another baby of the opposite gender of previously mentioned toddler, and an at home daycare in a house not equipped with the room for one means we have a ton of stuff. We honestly don’t need or want anything else.
Financially, we are on a tight budget as we work to get out of debt. Basically, if we don’t need it, we don’t buy it. Honestly, we don’t need anything right now.
We have two kiddos at home and I wasn’t going to drag them out into the chaos. Instead we spent the morning together playing at the local children’s museum.
We had WAY more fun playing and spending time together unplugged at the museum than we would have with anything we could have bought today. The kids also got some learning time in today that was fun and interested-based.
Honestly, you just can’t put a price on family time.
I’m Melissa Dow, M.ED. I am a wife, mama of 2 and a bonus mama of 1. A former public school educator with 7 years of experience in both special education and general education who is on a new journey to help parents guide their children to uncover their true passions in order to find their life purpose. I love spending time out in nature whether hiking, running, camping, canoeing or just playing in our backyard (aka our outdoor classroom). I also enjoy reading, learning new things, organic gardening and creating our a simple life.