This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Marital Aide

I'm sooo excited! I found a little faux leather loveseat with recliners on both ends a few weeks ago at my local Salv*tion Army store. It was $90, but I'm there a lot, and I can usually talk them down to lower prices. When I told Hubby about it, he wasn't happy for two reasons. One, it was not in great shape (the material between the seat cushions is pretty torn up - I guess from rubbing together), and two, he wanted me to hang off until I got a job. For the last few weeks I've been keeping an eye on it.

Today I needed to buy a new jacket for my job interview tomorrow (none of my current jackets will button over my now 34GG boobs! -- hmmm! wonder if I should retitle this and change this so I don't get all those weird searches again). So anyway, we ran by SA on the way back from Bear's therapy. The loveseat was still there!

I had to talk to the manager about a problem with a price tag (the belt for the wrap around dress I wanted to try on was caught in the stapled on price tag so I had to remove the tag to try it on). The sales guy who had seen me showing the loveseat to Hubby and offered to sell it to me for $75 told the manager I was interested in a better deal on it.

The manager looked at it and dropped it to $45! I had assumed $50 was the best I could get. Hubby still said no. :( He wanted to wait until I had a job. The guy dropped to $40, then $35. I flirtateously told Hubby that he'd dropped the price so much because I'm cute and shopped there all the time. The poor manager was looking at my big hubby and about plotzed! Hubby really looks like a big jealous gorilla of a man (in reality he's a sweet natured teddy bear without a jealous bone in his body). I had to continually reassure the poor manager that Hubby knew I was being silly and (unlike other managers of SA), he's always been polite and totally respectful to me.

The good news is Hubby said yes! I finally get to replace the oversized couch that smells like cat pee! Yea!!! Now if I get the job (wearing my cute $5 jacket), I'll be totally happy!

Oh yea, for those of you with your mind in the gutter wondering why the new loveseat is a marital aide? Every Saturday night the kids go to Grandmas so Hubby and I can have a date night. We're old and poor so we usually end up watching a DVD from Redb*x. None of the couches are comfy for cuddling (we're not tiny little people who can cuddle on the couch together). So now we can both recline next to each other and be comfy and cuddle. Sweet!


Jeri said...

Ummm yeah Mary, like your mind wasn't in the gutter too. LOL Yeah for good ol' SV and also G...good luck with the job hunt.

marythemom said...

OK, I admit it. I wrote it that way on purpose. Thanks for the good wishes on the job hunt!


Bridget said...

oh! I did'nt name my school! Thats the school district, and there's Salem Public in Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Ohio!