Starting about a month ago, I had started hearing my daughter yell and point at the t.v. shouting
"SQUINKIES! Mama, SQUINKIES. Look, look, awwww, you missed it"
"No I saw honey" - totally lying to my 5 year old, but lies to your children are o.k. I promise.
"No you didn't! You were looking at the mail!" -(or actually she said 'yous was lookin at da mail', but I don't want anyone to judge my daughters grammar. She is brilliant,genius almost, really, I swear, but she is five,and sometimes uses her own grammar book that she stores in the corner of her brain. Just like mommy. One of the only words I will correct my children (and husband) like a school teacher, is 'Ain't' - God, don't even get me started on Ain't!
"Baby, mommy is magic.I have magic powers, magic eyes.Mommy can look at mail and the t.v. at the same time" - another acceptable lie. It will come in handy when she is 16 and I tell her my magic powers are what told me that she was getting ready to go 'all the way' with her boyfriend. Magic Powers indeed, not the fact that I hacked into her computer and read her instant messages, which gave me waaaayyy more info than I wanted to know, or really could handle before I had my morning coffee.
"Mommy can I get those?"
"No. Santa will be here soon though, maybe he will bring them"
------jump ahead 1 month---------------
"Mommy. How much Christmas money do I have?"
"Ummm, let me look" - I know exactly how much she has. She has more than I have in my wallet right now. Seventy dollars to be exact. And I know what you are thinking. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Yes, I tell white lies to my children, but stealing is not a white lie, and I would not steal from my five year old. Stealing is stealing. Even from a 5 year old who doesn't know the difference between 4 quarters, 4 dollars, or 4 twenty dollar bills. I just don't want to tell her how much, because as I mentioned above, she is kindof a genius. I mean, maybe she will know exactly what seventy dollars means. She could already be on some invisible life path towards being a banker, or business woman. Then she will know that she has seventy dollars, so my plan of putting 50 of it in her savings won't work out.
"Can I bring my money to the toy store"
"Yes" - so I take her to Target with me. Best of both worlds! (especially now that they have a nice grocery section at our local Target) Food, the essentials like toilet paper, and toothpaste, but also a new sundress, bra, candle, and picture frame for mom and Toy section for the little one.One stop shopping.
-----------an hour later at Target------------
The cart is full of my essentials
- cute black skirt - I didn't try it on, but am praying I look exactly the same as the outfit put together on someones Pinterest. I already had the riding boots with the cute little buckles and the grey, knit infinity scarf. Just needed the cotton black skirt.
- Slippers- well they were on clearance. Love that red clearance sticker.
- Lip Gloss- I am addicted to lip gloss. Cheap, sheer lip gloss.
- Face wash.
- Christmas Clearance Crap-again, Love that red clearance sticker.
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- Thai peanut sauce- who knew they'd have that at Target
- Soda / Chips
- 2 Bottles of wine. Red for hubby. White for me
She puts the Bicycle Barbie down, and spots something on one of the end caps.