On Saturday we went to have our family picture taken for the church directory. We reconfirmed for ourselves during our ride over there that we were only going to order the free picture. That was it.
Ten minutes later I got to thinking about how Checkered and I haven't had a good picture taken of the two of us since we got married. Okay. So we decided to order the free picture and buy one picture. Just one.
Five minutes later I got to thinking about how we didn't have a nice picture of all four kids together, so we viewed the ones the photographer took. One of our boys saved us by closing his right eye for each picture. Then the photographer said he would be happy to try again. I thought about our decision not to be pulled into the sales pitch. And I said,
"Sure. Let's take some more pictures!"
And those weren't really better than the first batch. So ...
we bought one.
No. No. We said we would not buy any pictures. We would be strong. We would be money savers. We would not be swayed.