The Thrifting Game
So I have a little game I play with my kids to get them to go into thrift stores with me. My 11 and 12 year old, that is… my 16 year old wouldn’t be caught dead in a thrift store. Otherwise I’d have to drag them in kicking and screaming. My youngest two children are ultra-competitive…no idea where they get it. 🙂 So the key to get them to do things they don’t want is to turn it into a competition. That came straight from the Mom Tricks 101 Manual.
The rules are simple…whoever finds the most hideous thing in the thrift store wins. Also, you get bonus points for making the other person burst out laughing. Oh, the fun we’ve had playing this little game. Some of the crazy looking tchotchkes and knick knacks are just too funny to keep a straight face.
So yesterday I spotted this total babe.
The table isn’t that bad but the SHADE!!! Oh, that shade! It looks like that table has her easter bonnet on. Or she gonna catch some rays and needed her floppy sun hat. It’s like the goose knows the lamp is embarrassed about her silly shade and is trying to console her.
For some reason this struck me as hilarious yesterday in the middle of Goodwill.
So of course I won the game…AND got bonus points for laughing out loud.
Too bad I was alone.
And people thought I was weird.
And wondering why I took a picture of this poor lamp.
The moral of this story? Thrifting is CHEAP ENTERTAINMENT, people! Not only for the great items that you buy, but the hideously tacky ones that you don’t!