SHOPPING–Another gem from JJ (my 10-year-old daughter otherwise known as Jabber Jaws, to faithful readers):

“I just love shopping. There isn’t anything about it that I don’t love. Even if I don’t get to buy anything, I just LOVE to go shopping and look. I could shop all day.”

Note to faithful readers and less-than-faithful pond scum: JJ has selective memory, kind of like my puppy who does not remember from hour to hour what happens when one pees on the floor in the house.

Average shopping trip goes like this:

“Can I get this Mom?”
“No, it’s too expensive.”
“It’s only $30!”
“Do you have $30?”
“No, but I really want it. Brittany has one just like it, and I’ve been wanting one for ages, and….”
“I don’t have any money.”
“You have checks!”
“There is a special place for people who write checks without money in the bank to back them up. It’s called JAIL.”
“But Mom….”
“But Mom….”
“Gosh, Mom,” said with forceful stomp of foot. “You’re so mean!”

This happened JUST two days ago. Today, she loves shopping again, even when “I don’t get to buy anything.”


About Natalie R. Collins

Natalie has more than 30 years writing, editing, proofreading and design experience. She has written 20 books (and counting), has worked for the Sundance Film Festival, and as an investigative journalist, editor, and proofreader. She embraces her gypsy-heart and is following her new free-thinking journey through life. Follow her as she starts over and learns a bunch of life's lessons--some the hard way.
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One Response to 110529669307783077

  1. Cece Stuart says:

    LOL Natalie if it’s any consolation, my SONS do it too. Yes even over clothes, not just PS 2 games *rolling eyes*

    I will keep my fingers crossed that you know nothing but success so you can give her an increase in her allowance (if she gets one *g*)


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