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07 February 2009

My Shopaholic Confession

Hi! My name is Heidi and I'm a Shopaholic! 

I have always been a bit out of control when it comes to spending time and money whenever I get near a mall or even the remotest of "tiangges" but I really thought I have been cured of this "addiction".  But I was mistaken!  It seems, my recent giving birth has just elevated my being a shopaholic to a new level.  If before, my shopping tendencies were just limited to trinkets and the occassional expensive, branded, items for myself... now, I have discovered a different kind of happiness whenever I buy something new for my adorable baby boy!  And just like most mothers out there, I wouldn't settle for just the "ok" stuff... I browse the shelves and display cabinets for the best (which are almost always the most expensive) baby things and don't even think twice as to how big a dent it's going to make on my budget or if my baby already has it in a different color.  All I can think about is... no, wait... I don't think much when I'm shopping for little Adam, I just say "oh isn't this cute" or "this would be perfect for Adam" and buy, buy, buy!

And then of course, the minute I got home my mom made just one comment and I was brought back to reality... That most of the stuff I bought, my son doesn't really need... they're just darn cute... that I probably wouldn't be able to pay for my purchases (I used my credit card when I ran out of cash, which wasn't very long after I filled up my cart with baby things) until my son celebrates his first birthday... that I still have a lot more important stuff I should have spent the money on!  This made me think of an upcoming movie adapted from a book I read a year or so ago... Confessions of a Shopaholic.  Hmmm... hubby and I will have to make it a movie date and see this movie if only to see my shortcomings from a different perspective and maybe... just maybe I'll be cured.

Catch "Confessions of a Shopaholic" in Cinemas on February 18, 2009!


7 comments:

Ann said...

kainis... I need to finish the book by then pala... kalahati palang natatapos ko eh hahaha.

pehpot said...

I so can relate with the "cute stuffs" for the kids.. Anything that is blue or has ball or cars on it is simply irresistible no

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KCee said...

Congrats! You're one of the winners! :D

schizo said...

congrats..
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earthlingorgeous said...

Hi Heidi! Congrats! WE WON! See you soon!

Earthlingorgeous

Dinah said...

Hey, congrats to us! We made it to the Top 20!

theworkingmom said...

Well, it IS a lot harder to resist buying stuff for the baby :)

Congratulations for making it to the top20!

Joey
http://the-working-mom.blogspot.com