K has been sick, really sick, so much so that I, who usually doesn't get easily panicked by my children and illness, rushed her off to the Dr yesterday. She needed to go, and I am glad we went because she is already feeling, and acting much better today.
On the way back from the Dr's office we stopped off at a well known pharmacy chain to collect her prescriptions. There was a very long wait, K was so sick, and E was getting rambunctious, and in a moment of major weakness I agreed to buy them both something small to keep them occupied. (This is totally out of character for me, I VERY rarely buy them random gifts when we are out and about. It is just not something I do). K predictably chose a princess coloring set, and E chose some little doggies, and they were both so surprised, and so happy, that I also felt a bit happy too. It wasn't that I had forgotten my pledge, rather that I had conveniently filed it away in the back of my mind for a little while.
So, there it is, I did it again, made two completely unnecessary new purchases against the rules of my pledge. The girls are still happily playing with their new toys today though, and that makes me feel like they do really appreciate the things that they have, and that is good I think.
Oh, and I almost forgot, we ate at Sweet Tomatoes after we had been to the museum last Sunday. Another pledge breakage I am afraid. This compacting business is harder than I thought it would be!