Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm not that frugal...

Yesterday I headed out to the dollar store, with two cranky kids in tow.  I like the dollar store if I'm in the right mood, it's a bit like a treasure hunt.  There is always something good to be found, sometimes more than others, but you have to be willing to look past a lot of junk to find the treasures.

I needed some Christmas ribbon, and I looked and looked, knowing they must have some, but not finding it anywhere.  On my search through the store I found these adorable kids drinking glasses.  They had different Disney characters on each of them, and were perfect for Kylynn to use.  I thought they were adorable, but knowing that I run my dishwasher (because it's full) everyday, contained myself and bought up four of them.

I got home and wanted to put them in the dishwasher I was about to start and went to remove the different stickers, thinking it said something like "dishwasher safe".  Um, no, it said, "WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm."

I think I'll pass, I'm frugal and all, love a cute glass for a dollar, but not frugal enough to give my children glasses containing a chemical that can cause reproductive harm!  The good news, they did have Christmas ribbon, I saw a man with some in his cart and he helped me find it, thank goodness for the kindess of strangers they were hiding that stuff!

If anyone knows where I can find cute disney glasses that won't cause harm to my children let me know, Kylynn was crushed to lose her princess glasses.


Elizabeth@Romans8:15 said...

SERIOUSLY???? I hope you will return them! That is ludicrous!

Sarah said...

I read about a recall of similar glasses given out in Happy Meals: http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/04/news/companies/mcdonalds_recall/index.htm

Apparently, it's the lead and cadmium used in the paint on the outside. I'd be leary of any painted-on characters.

faith said...

I agree with Sarah.
I've been doing searches for lead and cadmium FREE dishes and they're really hard to find! Thank goodness for California which has stricter laws than the USA. Wish all the toxic stuff came with warnings!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Jenny said...

so it sounds like I should give up the dream, huh?

Seriously I do hope someday we will have better labels on everything so I don't harm my kiddos!