Being frugal is important to me. It’s not as important, though, as family.
My parents invited us to go out and spend the morning at a local lake with them at their campsite, enjoying one of the last warm weeks. We took our son, and he had a wonderful time splashing in the lake and stealing our bacon and eggs from us.
We also took pastries, an indulgent array of them for only five people.
If we’d stopped by a large grocery store chain for these, they would have cardboard-y and oversweet. Hell with that. The local bakeries, though, are way outside our budget.
So, on our way out to the lake, we stopped by a hispanic bakery. This ridiculous bounty was six dollars and fifty cents, all told. $6.50. Can you believe that?
Delicious, delicious madness.
Being frugal isn’t about denying yourself luxuries, or not bringing your fair share to a brunch… it’s about stretching the money you spend, spending it wisely.
We had a blast, and James spent time with his grandparents, exploring the world and the dirt – covered in pastry crumbs.