Mama Diaries

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shopping with the Girls

My daughter came up with a list of things she wanted to do with her best friend this week.  She's trying to get in as much BFF time as possible before we leave.  So far, I've taken the girls to Starbucks, the movies, and they had a sleepover.  Next on the list was a shopping trip.

"Do you guys have money?" I asked.  "Because I really don't want to have to pay for $300 worth of makeup and candy."

"Yes, Mom, we have money," my daughter answered.

Okay.  So we went to the store.  Of course they hit the makeup aisle.  No surprises there.  And then they hit the candy aisle.  Again, exactly what I expected.  When they were finished, it was time to check out.  I led them to the counter where they dumped their stash.

"You're sure you have this covered?" I asked.

My daughter nodded.  "We're fine."

The lady rang up the merchandise.  It ended up being close to a hundred dollars.  I raised my eyebrows and didn't say anything.

The girls took out their money and started counting.  The lady and I waited patiently.  Finally, they came to the conclusion that they didn't have enough.  "Mom, we need a little help."

Uh huh. Bail out time. I took their money and paid for the merchandise on my credit card. 

It looks like somebody is going to be doing a few extra chores around the house!

26 comments:

  1. Ah, but what a valuable lesson in shopping for all of them!

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    1. Yes. Maybe they'll learn to add a little better in their heads!

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  2. Yes, as Shelly said, it's a valuable lesson in the realization that things cost a lot more than you'd think.

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  3. I enjoyed shopping as a kid, but I also thought it was pain when I had to make estimates and didn't have enough.

    I agree with Shelly that this was a good lesson.

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    1. I hope they're a little more careful next time.

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  4. haha they had it covered, you were there

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    1. Yes. Mama always comes to the rescue. :0)

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  5. Shopping for makeup and candy is a habit that I took with me to adulthood. :)

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  6. Well, it was a lesson in accounting for them!

    Nas

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    1. I hope they learned their lesson well.

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  7. Well, it was a lesson in accounting for them!

    Nas

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  8. At least it wasn't $300. It's hard to leave a BFF.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm very glad it wasn't $300.00, because then they'd both be doing chores for the rest of their lives. (Hmmm. Maybe that would be a good thing ;0))

      You're right - it's very hard to leave a BFF!

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  9. You're so sweet to cover the difference. I would've worked out the chore contract before I did! :)

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    1. Ha! I guess I just had to react quickly. ;)

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  10. It is hard on kids when they're moved... Maybe they're thinking Mom's good for a little more? :)

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    1. I don't know what they were thinking, but I put my daughter to work right away. ;0)

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  11. A hundred dollars worth of makeup and candy? Whoa. How nice of you to bail them out!

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    1. That makeup can really get expensive!

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    1. I think they have more makeup than I do!

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  13. Mom saves the day!

    Sherry, I hope you will consider joining my bloggers' book club. Here are the details: http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-cephalopod-coffeehouse-july-blog.html

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    1. I'll stop by and see what it's about. Thanks for telling me.

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  14. Oh does that take me back................I was "in need of assistance" quite often, LOL!

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