Link up with Stasha at The good life for Monday Listicles. It's a different topic every week - follow along and join in. Stasha's a great host and always has interesting things for us to make our lists about. Besides, all the cool people are doing it.
We've all done it. Admit it. We bought that thing - because it was awesome, or it was going to be awesome, or we just had to have it. And it turned out to be the dumbest purchase ever. Or one of them anyway.
1. Okay, the purchases are not all mine. Hubs bought a baseball card collection, back when baseball cards were trading hot. But actually, it was the tail end of when baseball cards were trading hot. He was going to make money off them. There were going to be some awesome hot cards buried in those boxes of cards. Here's how it turned out: cold, cold, cold. There are still two + boxes in our closet. There were no big hot cards that he could see. Did I mention they are still here??! In my closet??!
2. It is rare that I can talk Hubs into going to the state fair. And once there, he will buy nothing but food. No fair purchases of the latest, greatest kitchen gadget, floor cleaner, shoe insoles or massage chair for him. But this last year the planets were aligned just so and we got sucked into a kitchen chopper thingy that was going to make his weekly chopping session of salad vegetables... So. Much. Easier. Except that once we got it home, none of it was quite as smooth as the smooth fair operator had made it seem. And it's still taking up room in the cupboard.
3. The 8,342 scrapbook cutouts and pieces of colorful paper that tempted me like a kid in a candy store. I had good intentions, but now doubt I will ever assemble the multitude of scrapbooks it would take to use all that.
4. A Total Gym. Yes, the one advertised by the Christie Brinkley/Chuck Norris infomercial. 'Nuff said. (And I just know that various pieces of exercise equipment are popping up all over these Listicles today!)
5. Any item of clothing or shoes that were not perfectly comfortable when I tried them on in the store and somehow convinced myself that they would become more comfortable when I got them home
6. That super cheap blouse off of Zulily in size medium. Because it's actually an extra large with a medium tag... and it's ugly, too.
7. For my son - the really cool loft bed with the dresser and shelves that fit neatly underneath. If you've ever changed sheets on a loft bed or top bunk, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
8. The "peach" paint intended to give our old basement a "tropical" look. I had an orange wall.
9. Any and all "treats" I have ever bought under the pretense of them being for my son. I was fooling no one, including myself. They were for me.
10. The box of chocolate mints sold to us by a sweet little swindler at our front door, who talked us into them with his bright smile. Trust me when I say, he was no Camp Fire girl or Girl Scout! They tasted like toothpaste. Cheap toothpaste.