I was in the bookstore the other day, with a gift card burning a hole in my pocket. I checked out the bargain bins by the front door, which had a couple of good choices. As I was looking at the children’s section, I found another bargain section. There were three shelves of secret bargains! (Not really, but I felt like I had stumbled upon a treasure trove!) I found this photography book up on the top shelf.
A Day in the Life of the American Woman: How We See Ourselves by Sharon J. Wohlmuth
The sticker read 75% off! What a steal! As I went to the register, I discovered that the 75% had not been taken off the price yet, so the $4.99 I thought I would pay? Went down to only $1.25!
As I took this book home to page through and enjoy, I realize poring over photography books was going to be a thing of the past. In my mind, I imagined sitting on the king-sized bed in my room with the girls, each of us absorbed in our own books, snuggled in the warm, down comforter. My day dream was shattered by the simple fact that a four-year-old and an 18-month-old will read alone for about two seconds. So I have only read a few pages of this book, but it looks very promising.
Did I mention what happened to the remaining balance of my gift card? I bought Valentine books for Lily and Emmy. I didn’t mean to spend it on them, but there you go. That’s a day in the life of this mom.