After 2 months of trying to get this garage sale organized by my hubby we finally are having it today. I don't know what I was thinking letting him talk me into doing this with 4 kids and the kids running a lemonade stand on top of it. Let's just say, I am counting totals, taking money and dealing with the kids fight over who gets to take the money and who gets to pour. Thankfully J came home at 12pm for the day. He started his work day at 4am. Then everything went crazy. I went into the house to put Peanut down for a nap and get lunch for myself and the kids. While I was inside. Monkey comes in asking for J's keys. This is the part that I know that garage sales aren't for me. This mom and son came to the sale and the boy wanted a book priced for $3 in new condition, originally a $15 book. He wanted to pay 1.50 that is insulting in my opinion. J gave it to him for $2, he calls his mom (who went to the car) on his cell phone and asked if that was an okay price. Now you have to remember J is only having this garage sale for selfish reasons. He wants it out of HIS garage. After the boy buys the book they can't get their car started. So they ask J to jump it. I am in the house with the baby trying to get her to sleep. We have people in our garage looking at stuff. THEY HAD A CELL PHONE! Seriously, I was mad. Why was it our responsibility or our problem to jump their car? They couldn't call someone? Yeah I know, J was being nice and helping them out but man bad timing people. So I go outside with Peanut and take care of the sale while he is "being nice". I was hot and cranky. I got to go in and get her to sleep and make lunch. Then went out to get the older two to eat only to come into the house hearing Red screaming on the other side of the door. Come inside to see him standing there with no pants on and poop all down both of his legs. I clean him up and find out what happened. He said that he had to go pee and was standing up and while he peed poop came out and so he walked to the front door. Sure enough I look and there is a trail of poop drops going to the bathroom. Man could this day get any better? Hear the sarcasm. I have been able to be in the house and away from the haggling for about an hour so I am not as mad or flustered. Two more days of this sale....OY. I think I am going to need a big bottle of tylenol. At least J is off the rest of today and he took tomorrow off. I think I did pretty well with the 4 for the two hours I was by myself ;)
Oh yeah someone wanted to buy the baby! I really think he was serious because he kept asking. He made offers and asked if I took credit cards. And we just had a guy drive by looking for golf clubs, laptop or tv for sale. I got a good chuckle from that one!