Friday

And They Say Money Can't Buy Happiness


My son bought this enormous baseball trophy at a garage sale for $1.00.

It is proudly displayed on his messy dresser.

When I asked him, "Why?  Why do you want to buy this with your allowance?"

He said, "Mom, it's so much easier than trying to earn one."

That's my frugal, corner-cutting boy. It makes a Mom proud, ya know?

47 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

Funny thta someone was even selling their trophy.

Blogged about sweet tea! Noticed we used same Cracker Barrel research. Drinking some right now. :)

P.S. He loves you... said...

ha ha ha ...and you can take that to the bank!

very very very funny kid, he is!

Laura said...

I LOVE the map wall in the background. I want to get one for my sons room, I love maps. Where did you get it and what is it made of and how did you do it??? sorry to pepper you with questions, but I want one!

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Well, he is right ya know! Love the decor he's got going on there!
Who would sell a trophy at a yard sale anyway?! I bet they about flipped when it sold.lol

Lilypad Mom said...

Smart boy! What kind of a trophy is it, was it originally won for something he's interested in?

heartreflections said...

That is hilarious! My older daughter constantly "steals" her younger sister's dance trophy. All the dancers got one at the recital last year. So, this year they are both doing dance. I asked the older daughter if she likes it. She said, "I just want the trophy." I guess I know where my $50/month goes towards!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, I don't know... I totally would have done the same if it had been an Olympic Gold Medal instead of a trophy. You know, because people would be too embarrassed to ask what it was for (they're supposed to KNOW those things) and there are enough vague summer sports out there to make it possible. Shooting anyone? Race walking? How about synchronized swimming? Those ladies all look the same with their caps and eye make-up anyway.

LifeatTheCircus said...

That is one smart boy you've got there! I love it!!!

Peanut said...

That's hilarious! What's the trophy for?
I love the map on his wall!

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

Thats funny.

Amber (Bringing Good Home) said...

L.O.V.E. I.T.!

Your son is a hoot. :)

jennifer said...

I LOVE your son!

Jen

Kate @ Life As I Live It said...

Oh my, that is TOTALLY something my son would say.

Dawn said...

that's funny!

Poopsie said...

What a HOOT! Display it proudly.
Gee, what was the year on the base? Cause, if it was before he was born, does he have a plan to explain it to whoever he might need to? :') (She writes, chuckling out loud.)

Kasey Hunt said...

That is funny!! I remember my dad had a whole shelf full of trophies from winning tractor pulls and we had to dust each crack and corner of those things every Saturday!!! You son's trophy brings back memories for me!!

Sandy Toes said...

That's funny! Boys can say the funniest things! I am sure it is a treasure to him!
-Sandy Toes

The Source said...

Well...he's totally right, Mom. Do you know how much effort goes into a trophy that size? :) He's got brains! Too funny!

Bella Casa said...

My older son has bought a couple of small trophies at garage sales, too. I guess it is a symbol for them, of accomplishment and belonging, even if they did not earn it themselves...either that, or it's just pretty darn cool to have a trophy :)

Bella

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

That is an absolute riot!!!!!!!

3boys247 said...

He is right, it is so much easier than trying to earn it. What a smart fella.

Yes, I agree with the other posters, who would sell their trophy? And I'm sure the seller thought, who would but it?

Hope your son enjoys his new bling!

i am not your mom said...

now, that's just funny. thanks for starting my day with a laugh!

Favaunt said...

Your son is a hoot. Very funny.

Debbie said...

That son of yours - brilliant!! The world would be so much better if we would all take that approach. Maybe Target could start selling things like self-esteem, ability to speak in public, and size 4 bodies. Then, we could just fill up the cart and say "Done!".

Mandy said...

Way too funny! I may just use this as an object lesson with the teen girls I mentor! Thanks for the lesson!

The Fritz Facts said...

He is to funny! Best answer ever!

Lisa J said...

Well he does have a point. It leaves more time for doing other things and still has the same end results.

AmyG said...

*giggle* Great answer!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

This post made me smile :) What a funny guy!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

This is actually sad, but true. A true boy! Melissa

Faerie Mom said...

So funny! He has a point..... LOL

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh my gosh that is absolutely hysterical! I will be sharing this story with my daughter the athlete! I am sure she will get a kick-out of it.

Happy Mommy said...

Way to go champ! I like that trophy! Is that what I am going to do with all the kids trophy's when they head off to college, sell them for a buck at a garage sale? (its yard sale here in the south east)

D... said...

LOL! That is so great! You have a smart boy there. :)

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

As soon as I read it I could hear Larry the Cable Guy say, "I don't care who you are that's funny right there." Thanks for a great laugh, I really needed it this morning!

I'd like to second (or third) the request for info on his map. Wow, that's fantastic; I bet my sons would Love it.

Blessings,
Whitney

Carolina Mama said...

Oh boy, I'd best not show the Tigers, they have my running 'trophies' on their desks. They are about 8 inches - not 8 feet. Too cute.

And ditto on lovin' the map wall!

Cheri-Beri said...

LOL!! There's a boy after my own heart.

Kirstin said...

That is hilarious!

Valarie said...

Well that is so so true. :}

Domestic Accident said...

As someone who despises all forms of exercise, I totally agree.

{i}Post said...

Now that, my friend, is called raising resourceful children.

adymommy said...

OH that is just too funny!

Suzy said...

Please let your son know he can double his investment if he finds me a tiara at a yard sale. I don't want to have to do the work for that one either, but I covet the crown....

Lisa said...

Awesome!! $1 is much better than the enrollment fee, uniform, gas to drive to games, etc. Skip that part and go straight for the trophy! He's got a good head on his shoulders :)

Elle said...

Oh I love it, he is so funny and smart - great post

Muthering Heights said...

Well, he DOES have a point there...

Susan said...

You are a RIOT!!!!

Thank God for your gift of humor. When I need a smile I know just where to come!!