I picked out two school items for him while we were there as well and then I notice a Jake and the Neverland Pirates kite. I've seen this same kite at the stores I work in for at least four times the cost (this is a true dollar store we shop at where everything in the store costs $1). I'd been thinking of making a kite with him but I really couldn't pass up the $1 Jake kite. In the end we left the dollar store spending $4.24. And after all of our shopping for the day was complete my little guy got to fly his brand new Jake kite with his cousins. It's the first time he's flown a kite and I realized I cannot remember the last time I did either. We all had a good deal of fun with this little treat. It was well worth the $1.
I had budgeted $60 for today's shopping trip. With the dollar store spending my total came to $63.27. I will not even consider complaining about going $3.27 over budget. I'm pretty sure I got all the necessary items to pull off another 3 or 4 no spends after today. So we're looking good, and another dreaded shopping trip is over! Since I wanted pizza so badly last night I bought some of thee cheapest frozen pizza's at the store (they are actually the ones we like best) for tonight's dinner. A successful shopping trip, a fun stop at the dollar store, an afternoon at the playground (sort of, the ground was too slushy and muddy to play on the actual toys), and a super easy yummy dinner; I'd say today has been a success all around!
Average daily spending for 2015: $17.49
$185.93 left to spend in March