Tuesday, February 10, 2009
ARRRGGH!! I am going to stamp my hand with a note to self -- do a SHAKE DOWN before you leave the store!
I have tried EVERYTHING to bring across the importance of NOT STEALING and yet...I still find things! Last time, one of my girls (okay, I'll admit, it's always the SAME girl...) took two chapsticks from the health food store that ended up costing $5.99 EACH!!! HOLY COW!
And today my TWO year old, TWO year old!!!! pilfered a pack of gum without me realizing it (and naturally the sibling sitting right next to her did NOT feel the need to inform on her...).
Okay...deep breaths. This too shall pass. RIGHT?
In hindsight and now that the frustration has worn off, I realize she's only TWO. And that a certain older sibling would have LOVED to have gotten away with that whole pack of gum I found in her purse after her baby sister brought it home and I set it in a grocery bag on the counter. I think I've really just got to remember to CHECK POCKETS after paying at the register. There are just so many temptations right there within reach for little hands. One day they'll understand.