March 16, 2011

The Super Sacks Squad!

If ever there was one thing I loathe to buy, it's garbage bags.

Doesn't it seem like a bit of an oxymoron to buy something with the express intention of just, throwing it away?

I know what you're thinking, yet I do NOT feel the same way about diapers. Disposable diapers have a very grand purpose in this life, and I thank them everyday for their great sacrifice on my sanity's behalf.

Truly.

But I never buy garbage bags unless I have to. We just use the grocery sacks from the store. It may be a little tight and small, but they fit okay in our little garbage can under the sink. 

Now, I know they are quite necessary sometimes. In my house growing up there was a never ending stream of friends and visitors, stopping by at all times of the day and night, besides the ten of us who lived there. And the amount of paper plates, bowls and cups that were used and disposed of would put my diaper stash to shame. And so, my parents finally put a huge garbage can in the corner of our family room.

You know, the round kind that people often use to set out on the curb for the garbage man.

Yea, that kind.

It may have been a little ghetto, but it was better than emptying the kitchen garbage 200 times a day. Obviously, grocery sacks wouldn't have worked out for that.

I tried to find a picture of it for you, I really did. But all I could dig up were pictures of us kids wrestling on the couches, my parents making out, or my sisters pulling water bras out of the gag christmas presents given to them from my brothers.

At any rate, my stash of grocery sacks get well used.

But perhaps not always in the manner that you're thinkin'.


Seriously, the hands on the hips thing just kills me. So awesome.

You see, it all started one day when out of pure desperation, I told the kids we should have a sack race. So out came the sacks, and it worked out well for a time.

But after a while, the kids' feet would tear through the bottom.

Thus, a new dress-up outfit was born.

Not that we've ever encouraged our children in such behavior...


 ...*pssst... Honey! You're in my shot. You'll give away our secret!*

Eh hem, where was I? Oh yes, new dress-up clothes. And in case you hadn't noticed, pull-ups are also very much in style these days as well.


This seemingly simple outfit, seems to provide some mysterious sort of energetic happiness that generates hours of amusement.


So watch out bad guys, the Super Sacks Squad is here to save the day!


Pull-ups and grocery sacks.

Now you what what you give your kids and their friends at their next birthday party.

You're welcome.

18 super cool people speak:

Amanda Joy said...

Holy Pull Ups Batman! This is more than awesome. It's like my three year old wearing a metal strainer as a hat, or my 2 year old wearing Physical Therapy tape because Daddy was practicing for school.

Sue said...

Your kids are a riot.

=)

Jessica said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! I am ROLLing. This is awesome... and just imagine the laughs they'll get from it as teenagers! AHHHH hHHHHAAAA!!

M-Cat said...

lOve th pullups on their heads! My oldet used to put his big boy briefs on his head. GROSS!

TEAM LINDSAY said...

But modern cloth diapers are totally awesome and could save you a TON of money :)

Stef said...

Hahaha. Okay, first off I was laughing at the large trash can in the family room. Then I was rolling at the description of the pictures you could find. Then crying at the photos. It's a good thing they are shorties. Can you imagine the wedgies adults could get in those things. Thanks for the core work!

T said...

my family is far too wasteful to get by with the little trash bags - so they usually get stuffed in my fabric "bag saver" and pulled out to re-line the room and bathroom trash cans... until we have SO many that I just fill a trash bag with trash bags. yep, the ozone hole is my fault too.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Lindsey: If you use cloth diapers, then you are already a better woman than me.

T: I think I recycled trash bags... once. Hey, at least I tried, right?

Neisha said...

cute :)

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I love it. This will be a great memory to pull out when they are dating!!!! Oh yeah, I totally live for those moments!

Valerie said...

I definitely hate to buy garbage bags too. :) Looks like the kids had fun!

Saimi said...

That answers that question, you know the one where they ask you if you want plastic or paper...

pennylutz said...

I have to agree with the other cloth diaper comments. The new ones are amazing! I started using them with this last baby and I'll never go back.

Heather said...

This is hilarious! I love it! It's great how kids love the simplest things

Mama Smith said...

How sad...that we have no longer sitting in our living room...that LARGE garbage can....now, I simply have large garbage sacks sitting in the hallway...TRUE...have one at this very minute...Truth is...I am trying to GUT my OFFICE...and the bag has been in the hallway for over a week now...Some things...simply never change in my life...except...having all of you around me...That...my darling girl...makes me VERY S-A-D....

Charlotte said...

I always hate buying garbage sacks, too. The thought of buying little ones for the bathroom makes me feel a little sick. I always use shopping bags.

Right now I have a house strewn with cut cardboard, aluminum foil, and duct tape. Looks like dress up hit our house, too.

Amy said...

You are stinkin hilarious. And so are your kids.

Your childhood pictures, the pull-ups on the head... OMGosh, I could die.

It's sorta like when your kids play more with the huge cardboard box than the gift it came in... ?

Cheeseboy said...

Geez. I wonder where YOU shop?

I really should stop asking for paper. Didn't realize there was so much fun with plastic.

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