Monday, August 12, 2013

Stories from the Bright Side - A Little Dinner Table Humor About Being Cheap!

Lets face it, when you combine food and kids, the possibilities are endless.  Food fights, temper tantrums, claiming they don't like what's on their plate... I'm sure we have all gone through these same situations and then some.  I have been asked to share a personal story of my own and help spread the word about Happy Family and their new "Stories from the Bright Side" series.  Luckily my kids aren't picky eaters, but the dinner table sure can be an entertaining place to be!

Do you like telling stories about the fun and crazy things your kids do? We, as parents, have all experienced funny moments around food and Stories from the Bright Side is meant to make people realize that others are dealing with the same things we are!

Here is my funny food story:
I will be the first to admit that I LOVE getting a great deal!  I have shared posts on my blog numerous times about my savings, it's what I love.  I don't like to think of myself as cheap, I like to think of myself as smart! Why should I pay full price when I don't have to?  

Most things are priced way too high as it is and if I can save some cash by shopping sales and/or using a coupon, I'm going to take full advantage of that!   Whenever I hear the word "cheap" part of me cringes inside, it almost sounds like a dirty word to me !  After all, I like to think of it as being smart and frugal!  Something can be inexpensive without being cheap - there really is a difference!

Anyways, we were eating dinner one night, we were eating Stouffer's frozen Lasagna.  I got the lasagna with a FREE coupon that I had received in the mail just a few days earlier.  I just happened to mention to my husband that we were eating a FREE dinner!

My then 7 year old son asked a question and I thought my husband was going to fall on the floor laughing!  He asked "MOM, why are you SO cheap, you never want to pay for anything!?"  Then of course my 4 1/2 year old daughter had to chime in too with something of her own.  She said "Yeah Mom, why won't you pay that much for that cute little baby I want in the store?"

I couldn't help it, I started laughing and so did my husband.  Funny but 100% true and accurate!  Kids are so funny and so brutally honest.  Kids say the funniest things and you can't help but laugh!  I know our kids keep us laughing each and every day.  Making memories with my children and family is what my life is all about!

Don't let a food fight or food battle take over your "Happy Family!"

Be sure to submit your very own "Stories from the Bright Side" on Happy Family’s Facebook page for a chance to win a $20,000 towards your childs college.  You can also grab a $.50 off coupon towards your next Happy Family organic snacks and meals purchase!

About Happy Family:

Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family™ is the first organic brand to offer a complete line of nutrient-rich foods for babies’, toddlers’, and kids’ growing bodies (Brands include: Happy Baby, Happy Tot, Happy Bellies, Happy Puffs, Happy Yogis, Happy Squeeze and more). Constantly innovating, Happy Family has been a pioneer in the industry, adding extra nutrition to its products—like Salba, the super chia, probiotics, and Choline for brain health—whenever possible. 

Happy Family has been consistently recognized for its dynamic team and its extraordinary growth and innovation, including winning Food Processing Magazine’s R&D Team of the Year, being named by Forbes as one of America’s most promising companies; and most recently, Shazi Visram, CEO and Founder of Happy Family, being named a member of the Young Global Leader Class of 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Happy Family believes that every baby deserves to be a happy baby. With every product sold, the company supports Project Peanut Butter, a nonprofit that feeds starving children in Malawi, Mali and Sierra Leone. 

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Disclaimer: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.


Angela said...

That is such a cute story! When my son was younger he was embarrassed by my frugal ways, but now he's a better saver than I ever was.

The Teachers Wife said...

Such a cute story! Thanks for sharing! You just never know what kids are going to say next! :)

Anonymous said...

That's funny! The good and bad about kids, they have no filter!

tm said...

Haha, too funny! I know how expensive kids are, so for them to call a parent cheap... :P

Kerri said...

Kids always know just what to say!!

BrettBMartin said...

cute story!

my kids are always telling people we can't pay for stuff till mommy gets her coupons out.

Liz Mays said...

Kids are so observant and so blunt!

Lorelli said...

Your story made me laugh, its so true! P.S. The Desert in that picture looks so amazing!

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