My family ridicules me that when we built the new house we should have also built a receiving dock. I do happen to do a lot of online shopping. Whether it is clothing for me or the family, birthday gifts, household items, toiletries, dog food…online shopping has been the way to go for me in terms of convenience and savings. Therefore, there is usually a box or two at my front doorstep almost everyday.
In my defense – I work full time. When I get home I want to spend time with the family and I am tired. I don’t want to first go to the mall or Target to get what is needed. On the weekends I want to spend time with the family and it is NOT easy to bring young boys into Nordstrom or anywhere for that matter to shop. Ever try to bring a child into Banana Republic to pick out some work clothes? Trying on clothes is way out of the question. It can be downright stressful unless we are somewhere that peeks their interest, which at that point I am berated with requests. “Can I get a Lego/Pokemon cards/candy?”
I get my nails done during my lunch break so as to not interfere with my family time. I schedule doctors appointments for super early in the morning or during my lunch breaks for the same reason, and to not interfere with my work hours.
Yes, I do enjoy shopping. I would much rather be in a store, browsing the racks with a tall iced coffee, soy and a sweet n low, taking my time then sitting online at night. Online shopping does have its perks – Amazon Prime is my fave…I ordered some decorations and paper goods for N’s birthday party on Saturday and received them on MONDAY. That is fast. Online shopping allows for you to comparison shop – I research for the best price around and also search for coupon codes or shop through Ebates (another favorite).
Oh, and I do return things that are purchased online (BABE…). Last night he said that I don’t return as much as I say I do because he is the one that drops off the boxes to FedEx or UPS. Um…NO. There are items that I return via USPS or right to the store without his help…he doesn’t seem to count those.
Stop busting my chops about the packages at the door…