I have decided to buy two mums and two pumpkins for my front steps however. This falls under “seasonal decor for the enjoyment of the whole family” and yes, that’s a category I just created when I realized I needed pumpkins now and a Christmas tree in a few months.
So far the response to my “shopping fast” has been a range of “oh, that’s cool” to “wait, this isn’t going to punish us is it?” (from my soon-to-be 15 year old.) My response has been disappointment, attempts to rationalize and also, peace. My one thought from this week as I debated about a belt with myself was, this would be a normal way to live in most parts of the world. So I’m letting that one marinate awhile.
Off to work and then an afternoon with my girl enjoying a shopping free activity of exploring an historic village in our town. Happy October!