am trying to cut costs and the boys do not help with all their fancy toys with
various sounds and flashing lights requiring a never ending supply of
batteries. If I actually wrote down how
much I had spent keeping their toys in action I think I would cry!
the boys now receive a regular supply of new exciting toys to review batteries
have become an important commodity in our house more than ever before. But I could not continue to justify the
costs involved; yes I want happy children but not at the cost of having to
eventually re-mortgage the house…
So I have come to the conclusion some toys have it in for
me, they do not think its enough to chomp through batteries like nobody’s
business, they always run out at inopportune times, when you REALLY need
We have adorable Bigsby that helps youngest with his
bedtime story and getting him settled.
Well mummy fail I had no batteries left and youngest sulked! When he sulks you know about it, I think
most certainly our neighbours know about it too… They are just too polite to
say but he gets LOUD with his complaints about hardship you would think I was
an awful mummy but in reality he just does not like it when he does not get his
own way! I want an easy life so keeping
batteries stocked up and ready to go is pretty essential here.
Eldest even seems to go through plenty himself with his
Wii session playdates. I was looked at
in complete disgust when some children had to SHARE (heaven forbid!) as I did
not have any batteries available to furnish them all with controllers… so for
his sake I also needed to get myself in gear!
I decided rechargeable batteries would be a step in
the right direction, although initially they cost a little more (buying the
charger itself) in the long run I knew it would be a much more sensible
option! I think my followers will be
pleased to know toy testing can continue in the Missing Sleep household for the
foreseeable future (and I have yet to join the breadline)…