Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Freebies!

I don't know what it is about our family, but we always seem to be getting free stuff. People - strangers, acquaintances, friends and family - just give us random things. I have many theories why this may be. Perhaps, it is the "law of attraction" as made famous by the book The Secret, or just because people like us, or due to our "beautiful" children, or to "pay" us back for some favor or service we have done to them, or just because they are nice people or they know we have a barn full of storage and will find a good home for the stuff if we don't need/want it or people feel sorry for us or just for some other random reason. It is probably because of one of these reasons!

The other day, the kids and I were walking into Smith's. A fireman passed us to go to his truck. He came back and gave Cadence a stuffed animal and told her that firemen give stuffed animals to cute little girls like her. Wow! The next day, I needed to print a paper off at my former school to take to another teacher about a former student. While we were there, the school secretary gave Cadence a brand new Kermit the Frog stuffed animal. When we got home, there were a couple of people from down the street bringing us a bunkbed with mattresses. We don't really know them. The mom was riding her bike down the street and stopped and asked us if we wanted a bunk bed before she took them to the thrift store. We said we would love some bunkbeds.

It is amazing to me how much free "stuff" comes to us. It has saved us money and I am very grateful for everyone's kindness. I am cheap and this just feeds my cheapness! Thanks to everyone for all you have given to us!

A picture of Cadence with her free gifts.

6 comments:

Veda said...

I am amazed at the amount of things that have been given to my kids. Cadence definitely deserves a few stuffed animals, she is beautiful!

Kim said...

That's too funny...I don't fall into free stuff too often. Guess I should start looking!

Ky and Brod said...

That's awesome! And it's even better that two out of the 4 gifts were stuffed animals and the other two were bed items.

Tina said...

Kids do attract free stuff... they're just so cute, people can't help it. Usually its candy or cookies for us. But hey! You have come away with some pretty cool stuff though.

Camille said...

I am glad that I am not the only one who gets free stuff! I sometimes feel guilty about it, but hey! Why not me if it has to be someone! Almost every piece of furniture that is or ever has been in our home (and most of the kids' clothes) have been given to us, including a piano! I know! I am just waiting for a car and a house now! ;)

Tara Bergsjo said...

Free stuff can really be helpful at times. I am glad you guys are blessed to have so many freebies!!