I took the girls on errands this morning. We came home hot and tired. Kaitie and Emilee got into the pool immediately. I'm trying to keep Riley in a little longer. She has one little spot on her face that could stand some indoor time.
One of our stops this morning was Target. Riley loves the $1 shelves in the front. She had three one dollar bills in her wallet, and she was ready to shop. She looked at the very important, Hello Kitty ice packs, but passed them by. She examined scrap booking stickers. She is forever wanting to buy those when we go to a craft store, but they didn't seem to do it for her today. She finally decided on a heart shaped box of pencil erasers. You just can't have enough of those.
Usually when Riley wants to spend her own money, I let her have to joy of handing her money to the cashier. Today, we got anxious to get out of there, and we just bought everything together. When we got to the car, Emilee dutifully paid me for a couple of things she picked out in there. (No, the girls definitely don't buy all their own stuff, but there were some things she was buying for herself, that were tossed into the overflowing cart.) Riley asked me if she had to give me a dollar, and I answered yes. She cried, because she could see that my wallet had more dollars than her three dollars. Riley no longer wanted to pay her dollar.
I wanted to make the crying stop, and it would have been so easy to tell her never mind about the dollar. I couldn't do it though. We talked most of the way home about keeping the deals that you make. Eventually, a rolled up one dollar bill hopped up into the front seat with me.
I kept a deal at Target too. And it was not easy. I told the girls that they could each pick out a new pool towel....any one they wanted. When Riley brought me her choice, I so wanted to say, "Except THAT one!"
But I kept my deal.
Here are Kaitie and Emilee, happy that the water fall is working now. I'm getting tempted to concentrate a lot of sunscreen on Riley's face and get out there.....bye....
One Year Later . . .
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