I tried to go thrifting this morning, two boys in tow. The boys were actually great, even my youngest who has a low tolerance for thrifting. The problem? Nothing to buy!
Our first stop was Bellies, Babies + Beyond, which is a sale that happens twice a year. It just runs for four hours, and has a lot of small booth-type-areas where people sell their own items. In the past it has been PACKED, with buyers and sellers. Hard to navigate a stroller through. Today? There was actually a little empty space at the back of the gymnasium where they could have had additional sellers, and there were noticeably less buyers there too. There was a $2 entrance fee, and then I paid a whopping $2 total for a pair of Toy Story pajamas and a snowsuit. There have been times in the past in which I’ve left that sale with a full trunk, so this was a bit of a letdown. We then visited a kids’ consignment store – no finds. We stopped by Value Village. The first person I run into is a gal I met at the Meet-Up, and the only other person who sells kids items. Of course! She is actually incredibly nice, and she did have a cart full of plush. I found a bag with a Fred Flintstone plush and a Bugs Bunny plush ($1.99) and my oldest found a bag of Army men ($0.99). One final stop at a small local thrift, but there was a sign on the door that they were closed for the day. O-kay. All in all, a bummer of a thrifting day.
|I bought his birthday boy shirt on eBay, of course.|