Saturday, May 3, 2008


Does the compact apply to everyone in the house, or just me? I'm feeling insanely guilty, because my parents (who live with me) went shopping today. I thought they were gonna shop at the thrift shop in town, but they ended up going to Wal Mart. I didn't BUY anything, but they bought me and all three kids some croc-like shoes. I, honestly, feel awful! And, I gotta edit my exemptions... Forgot to add our weekly/bi-weekly Domino's. Not giving that one up, it tends to go along with our weekly family movie night.


And, on a side note, the husband is rather irked with me, because he said he'd "try" following the compact, and that didn't mean I had reason to join the group. Ugh. And I'm only two days into my two months.

1 comment:

Krista said...

I think that is totally up to you and your family. If they are willing to do it, great! I wouldn't force it on them, though. That could just backfire.

When I first started (January 1) the family was going along for the ride. I have since decided that they can do their own thing. We still look for things second hand before we buy new, but if they have to buy new for themselves I don't stress.

As for your husband... I think he is making too much of it. So you joined a group. That doesn't mean that the compact police are going to show up at Wal-Mart when he is buying something new and toss him into compact jail. It is just a place for you to report how you are doing (the good and the bad), a place to bounce ideas off of like minded people and a place to talk to others who are doing the same thing.

The fact that your husband is so irked is for me another reason that the group will be great for you!