So, hi guys, this is Emma.
I'm sure that you've heard my Mommy talk about our "no-spend year" before. Well, I'm going to tell you more about that from my perspective.
When mommy first told Cal and I about her idea, I thought that it would just be cutting off Matilda Jane clothes, and fast food.
This, however, was not the entire idea.
I seriously think that our family is reverting back to the early 30s. I mean, back then people didn't really just go buy stuff, but they saved any money that they could to send their children to school, or buy food. Half of thetime, if you were a kid or an adult, you would be hungry. As in super hungry. We probably won't be going without lunch. That makes me hungry! ;]
When most people think about the early 30s, they think that people kind of just had the stuff that they needed. Such as: food, clothes, and shelter. Well a lot of them didn't have that unless they worked HARD for them. My great grandma told me that back then they had to make their own clothes. Shirts, pants, dresses, socks, underwear, and they only had a very small amount of them.
We luckily will not have to do that.
Not only are we just buying what we need, but we are also trying to get rid of the stuff that we don't need. We are trying to get rid of some old clothes, toys, and just general stuff. I got rid of some dresses last week that I either didn't wear, or are too small. My brother has a hard time getting rid of things, for some reason. He keeps EVERY little thing. I have explained to him that all the things that he gets rid of [if it isn't just trash] goes to kids who have none, or little. He is so difficult sometimes! Grrrrrrrrr!
So far it has been hard to stick with our plan, but I'm sure that it will all turn out O.K.
I really don't know about the rest of my family, but I am starting to realize that we just don't need all of this stuff.
I kind of want to scream sometimes because it can get pretty angering to not get what you want. I mean, I don't get what I want outside of the no-spend year, but I get even less of what I want in the no-spend year.
You might think that I am exaggerating but I'm not.
Well, I hope that this has been helpful and inspiring. Bye.