Thrift Shopping

Mary Liz Ingram —  July 9, 2013 — 2 Comments

Me: “We’re going to a thrift shop.”
My 5-year-old son, very serious as he rubs his nose: “Where it’s $50 for a t-shirt?”

So… while he can quote it, my tiny boy seems to have missed the message in Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.” We were about to change that.

The one rule for our outing: You must find something awesome.

Let the adventure begin.

First stop: Goodwill

First treasure goes to mom: awesome yellow sunglasses. 39 cents.

Yellow Sunglasses, Ink & Colored Pencil Doodle

Yellow Sunglasses, Ink & Colored Pencil Doodle

We tour the facility, finding golf clubs, E.T., piles upon piles of unwanted, outdated, almost unusable items such as cassette tapes, VHS tapes, gigantic TVs, broken vacuums, horrible coffee cups. Our tiniest thrift shopper was ecstatic over the baby toys which littered the warehouse. It was a junk wonderland ready for our perusal…perfect for a rainy day.

Bright plastic shades, blue hats, orange carts…pops of color found amongst the faded, cracking grays and browns of dust-covered discards.


Mary Liz Ingram


2 responses to Thrift Shopping

  1. Angie Simpson July 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Sounds like a day of fun. Just beware of bedbugs. (I speak from sad experience.) Put EVERYTHING in the drier on hot for 20 minutes. If it can’t go in there, don’t buy it.

    • Mary Liz Ingram July 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Ew, thanks for that advice. Sorry you had to go through THAT!! Luckily everything we chose could be wiped off with a clorox wipe…done! Miss you guys & hope all you Simpsons are doing so well!

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