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She’s as crafty as the rest of us

23 Jul

Today, I bribed Maura into taking a shower by promising Starbuck’s. She prefers baths over showers, but I didn’t want to devote our whole morning into luring her out of said bath tub, so bribery it is.

Okay, selfish bribery because I like Starbuck’s too.

So we get all cleaned and groomed and brush our teeth and do our hair, and then she wanders to my room, comes back, and hands me my sandals.

Then shows me a receipt.

“Look! Starbuck’s!”

But it’s a Target receipt.

“That’s Target.” I say.

“Yes.” Maura agrees.

Realization dawns. “You want to go to Target…which has a Starbuck’s.”

“YES!” Maura replies happily.

“You just conned me into taking you to Target. Wow. You’re craftier than even I give you credit for.”

Collin, sitting by us, pipes in. “Well, she IS part of this family.”

Yes…yes she is…and we’re a shifty lot…

But since I abandoned Maura with her brother for three days while I went to a writer’s conference, I guess I shall indulge the girl. Even if she’s a bit shifty in her ways. It’ll be a sacrifice, going to Target AND Starbuck’s, but these are the lengths a Mom will go to ensure her child’s happiness.

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4 Responses to “She’s as crafty as the rest of us”

  1. Widdershins July 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    Oh, the sacrifice of it all! šŸ˜€

  2. Renee Anne July 26, 2017 at 12:20 am #

    I love your kid. Seriously.

  3. franhunne4u July 27, 2017 at 1:47 am #

    She has her limitations, but she is not stupid – remember the day you wrote about her closing her brother out? She can be quite a handful this way, but at least you know SHE IS NOT STUPID. Which is a good thing. Even when it can be challenging.

  4. thepruittspursuits September 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Such a sacrifice šŸ˜‰ I love it

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