Do you ever get " I want, I want " in your house ? Do your kids or spouse put an order in for you to buy a particular grocery item that is out of the ordinary, too expensive or not overly healthy ? How do you handle the situation ? Do you automatically write it on the shopping list and just buy it ?
When the girls were younger they'd ask for Uncle Toby's Sports Plus cereal. This was ( and still is ) a yummy cereal, but I must admit, it cost a lot more than the usual no name Rice Bubbles or Corn Flakes they ate. My trick was to never say yes or no straight up. . I'd always wait to see if it came on sale over the next few weeks. Then I'd look at my grocery slush fund to see if there was enough money to cover the extra cost.