It feels like a major parenting milestone when you find an activity that thrills both yourself and your child. For the most part, I'm having fun if my kids are having fun. But let's be honest... I really don't need to see the elephants at the zoo one more time or feed the goats celery at Little Farm on another Saturday morning for say, THE REST OF MY LIFE!
With that said, I was super excited for Bijou to have her spring break the week following Eero and Wilder's break. Meaning we had approximately 30 hours last week to do things just the two of us. She and I share many common interests so the week felt like a huge vacation for both of us.
First stop... Thrift Town in El Sobrante. I first heard of this golden treasure of a store from some of my classmates in my screen-printing class. With 4000 new items a day, it's a great resource for blank tees for screen-printing class. Bijou loves shopping and has been to the flea market with me a few times but this was her first thrifting experience. I gave her a $10 budget and she walked out with 6 new items in her shopping bag.
these two small pottery planters for 99 cents a piece....
I saved the best score for last. This Mexican blanket for $19.99. I saw this exact same blanket at General Store in SF for $150 last month. Okay, that was obviously a total rip-off but it did make me extra excited for this deal. The funny part was the lady at the register must have felt the price was high because she double checked with me that $19.99 was okay before she rang it in. Umm, YES!, works for me. This will be the perfect blanket for s'more parties in our backyard and camping trips this summer.