Over the years, one of the ways we've made ends meet on a short shoestring budget is to frequent garage sales. We call it going saling. When my children were young, I'd give them each $1 in change. Amy, the youngest, wanted hers in nickles. Yes, she nickled and dimed them! I was always amazed at what they were able to purchase. Yes, there's the cute factor, but they learned to bargain. I never learned that, and I feel extraordinarily nervous about it. So, if I find something I really like, I have one of the kids bargain for it!
Now they are 25, 19, 17, and 15. Little and cute gets great bargains, but they're all still good bargainers. Life goes on, and I miss those little cuties. I love who they are becoming as young adults as well. I sure do value the photos and the memories.
P.S. The girls had their faces painted at a festival... just in case you're wondering what's up with the picture.
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