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!