File this one under the ‘turtlebella is a whacko’ file, like my strategy for eating Grape Nuts. Today I found myself on the eight3one store that sells through buyolympia.com. And I completely fell in love with the clothes. My reaction was that I had to have kids right away so that I could put them in those clothes!
Now you might be able to tell – either from reading various parts of this blog or from my comments on other blogs or because you know me – that I’m not a really big fan of capitalism. So generally I feel very conflicted at Christmas time. When I become this rabid consumer of capitalism. I love buying stuff for my friends and family (okay, the stuff I buy tends to be on the quirky, handmade side. But still, it’s not like I barter for it or something truly alternative). And this spilled over today into almost buying stuff for children I don’t even have yet. It’s a little depressing, recognizing this side of me. One year I decided that instead of buying things I should adopt panda babies or give flocks of geese in honor of the people I love. But you know what? It just wasn’t as fun.
I guess at this point I comfort myself with the rather glib saying in which I switch capitalism in for democracy… Capitalism is the worst economic system, except for all the others.