Being A Responsible Adult Sucks At Any Age!!! I'm An Idiot.

Decorating By tesso Updated 5 Apr 2010 , 3:43am by Darth_Aerdna

tesso Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 2:15pm
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Okay, DH and i went to Michaels yesterday to browse and get get the rest of my cake supplies that I need for my sisters cake wreck cake.

He comes over really excited, grabs me and says "You have got to see this, it is so COOL." He takes me to the Cricut machines where there is a huge advertisement for the cricut cake. He's like "oh, man that looks like so much fun. Want me to buy you one?"

I wanted to scream and hollar and yell YES!! YES!! YES!! I want one. But then I had a reality check. And said, "NO, it's $350-$400 and we are painting the house in May, buying a new lawnmower, and building the new deck off the back of the sun porch."

icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif Being a responsilbe adult sucks!!!! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

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patticakesnc Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 2:30pm
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Ok, get a used mower, buy cheaper paint, a smaller deck!
Problem Solved LOL

Just Kidding.....I know it does suck!

Kellbella Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 2:37pm
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You have more willpower than I do...if my hubby offered to buy me one I'd be at the checkout counter before he finished the sentence!! icon_wink.gif

tarheelgirl Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 2:42pm
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It does SUCK!!! My problem is I always over analyze things.. What our family could do with the money! Or what other business investment I could use the money for.

I just pre-ordered one!! Hubby was actually on board with it. This for me is an actual business investment and it will pay for itself!! icon_biggrin.gif Does that sound like a good enough excuse???? haha icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

adven68 Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:12pm
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Next week it is making it's debut on can make payments on it!!!!...

also...I ordered it a month or two ago at cut-n-crop online and it came to a TOTAL of $304...including's much less than you think....and if you look at it as an will save you tons of money on cutters and time. Time=money.

tarheelgirl Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:32pm
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I should have posted this too... Cannot remember who posted this previously on CC but.. I ordered mine from and with the FREEship50 code it was $299.95 with free shipping!!

robyndmy Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:33pm
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Ooh he really puts the darling in DH!! That's so kind of him!! But wow, good for you for exerting will power there. I also would have been at the checkout line faster than he could say Cricut. Definitely shop around, or even wait a few months in case the price comes down after all the hype wears off a bit. icon_smile.gif

valerieInga Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:34pm
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I took my basic cake decorating class (the rest I've learned from books, and here) 34 years ago, when I was 13. When I got my first Wilton catalogue (lived in very small town in Northern Ontario), my dad looked through it with me. He was the one who kept saying, do you want this, and this and this. I finally had to say, "dad that's too much" he had spent at least $200, and that was 34 years ago. He was the best. He used to sit and watch me decorate. I lost him 18 years ago and still miss him very much.

tesso Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 4:41pm
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

Ok, get a used mower, buy cheaper paint, a smaller deck!
Problem Solved LOL

Just Kidding.....I know it does suck!

I love it !!! Dh said instead of painting the house we could just cover it in fondant and put cute little cricut cutouts all over it. icon_lol.gif That man is silly. icon_biggrin.gif

tarheel * adven thanks for the info!!!

nannie Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 5:16pm
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that story just tugs at my heartstrings.

he sounds like a wonderful dad.

mamawrobin Posted 4 Apr 2010 , 10:48pm
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Originally Posted by nannie


that story just tugs at my heartstrings.

he sounds like a wonderful dad.

icon_cry.gif ditto.

valerieInga Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:34am
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Thanks, he was the best. I have 3 sisters and he encouraged us in everything we did. Too bad all parents aren't like that.

Darth_Aerdna Posted 5 Apr 2010 , 3:43am
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I had the same thing happen to me today.
My mother had seen the Cricut cake in the HSN flyer. She asked me if I wanted one.

I, again being a responsible adult, told her no.

As much fun as it would be, there are so many more "important" things that I could use for my house- NOT that cake is not important!

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