This week’s topic? If you were given $1,000 to spend, what would you buy? I’m hoping Stasha will surprise one lucky person with real cash money. Namely me. Anyway, the accountant in me had to be precise and be sure I only listed thing I could afford with this pretend money, so I figured out exactly how much I could spend on each item on my list, but I’ll admit I did leave off taxes and shipping. I know this makes me seem extra cool.
1. A DSLR Camera ($499) – I’ve reached the point where I really want one of these, so I know it’s the first thing I’d buy. But a relatively cheap one because I don’t think I need something fancy. This one is only $499 on Amazon, and I wouldn’t even have to pay for shipping since I have Prime!
2. A new Wii ($149) – We got our first Wii 4 years ago, I believe. And it just kind of died – or at least it stopped reading discs. The girls still use it for Netflix in their room. Then we got a new (used) one for ourselves for Christmas so we could actually play games again. Maybe I should have spent the money for an actual new one. Or maybe I should have stopped the baby from repeatedly knocking it onto the floor. Either way, it doesn’t play discs anymore. So I’d like a new one. Preferably an indestructible one.
3. A pair of Toms ($54) – I still want some of these. I just do. And I’d like them to be orange.
4. New American Apparel High Waist Leggings ($30) – I wear mine all the time at home. And they kind of have holes in them now. They’re so comfortable and I feel like they flatten my still-too-big-after-baby belly a bit (but not to the point where I look like this model). So I’d like a new pair.
5. A play broom for Brinky ($10) – I’m sure I’d spend some money on the kids, too. Something I think Brinky would like right now? A kid-sized broom. Maybe he’d stop playing with the full-size one. Maybe he’d actually sweep the floor.
6. Pretty Little Liars books for Jenny ($9) – I’d get Jenny the next Pretty Little Liars book that she hasn’t read.
7. Candy for Reagan ($9) – Whenever Reagan does something she thinks should be rewarded (like have an awesome report card), all she ever wants is candy. And I should spend the exact same amount on her that I spend on Jenny, or someone would get mad.
8. Dinner for the family ($40) – And I’d pick up dinner for us all to celebrate our gifts. Probably from Genghis Grill because it’s our favorite restaurant lately.
9. Comics for Lee ($100) – Given the choice, like Reagan always wants candy, Lee would always choose some comics. I’d let him choose his own.
10. Clothes for Me ($100) – With the last bit of money, I’d probably get some new clothes for myself for work. Everyone probably gets sick of the same few outfits I wear. (I’m too lazy to look for some actual clothing I’d buy for a picture since it’s not real money, but you get the idea.)