Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, MrSmith

Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there, I hope you are having a most marvellous day!

I wanted to wish a very Happy Dad's day to MrSmith, who after all, puts up with me and my shenanigans. In my early couponing days, he would go with me to the store and wait while I shopped. He is now well-trained to ask if I have a coupon for something before purchasing it, although his love for Costco still runs deep. He is the one who reminds me I can get a little obsessive ("no one needs so many razors, dear") and he is the one who tells me to turn the iphone off in church because no one should be checking their emails during service. HAHA!! He puts up with the amount of time I spend on the computer, he takes the kids out and comes home with coupons for my stash, and he brags to his friends about his wife who is saving the family money and getting stuff for free. He's learned to listen when I come home all excited about my fabulous savings and not roll his eyes, he tells our kids that saving money is important, but he enjoys the fact that usually when he asks if we have something, the answer is "yes, we do, how many do you need?" He doesn't think it's too weird when we plan outings and events around what coupons we have and can crack a wicked joke or two about his wife's crazy couponing ways.

MrSmith is actually the genius behind the MrsSmith-ExtremeShopper business as he was the one who suggested (and pushed for) the classes, so all you ExtremeShoppers have him to thank for the knowledge you now have!

For his special day, MrSmith got some personalized gifts from the kids (a pottery piece and a handdrawn comic book), as well as some chocolate (free), a wok for his BBQ (no tax) and last but not least, Super Mario Galaxy 2 free with our Swagbucks points. He then somehow managed to get some golf in there after he told me he could get some golf packages for a steal... he must've appealed to my frugal couponing side!

As for the other Dads in my life, my own dad is in Europe with mom, enjoying the last couple weeks of their 3-month adventure. MrSmith's dad is in Victoria, and we also miss him very much. Happy Father's Day, Pa and Poppa!

And if you are reading this, and you are a Dad, a very Happy Father's Day to you as well.

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