Rick and I noticed a mistake on our credit card bill the other day. Two identical charges in West Palm Beach for $26.61. On the same day. Minutes apart. Clearly, we were double charged.
So we called the credit card company and contested the identical charges. We are a bunch of way smart cookies over here. Don’t try to mess with us. Because we are too quick. Too brilliant. We know your moves before you do. We… wait, I just remembered something.
oh, and this one too…
Yeah, that’s 2 identical Elmo rolling backpacks. Each costing $26.61.
Hold on a second.
Rick, honey, can you call the credit card company and tell them we are no longer contesting those charges?
When we were in the Florida airport last month, we stopped at this children’s toy store to buy a pair of $5 kids’ sunglasses. But they were sold out. As we turned to leave, Dylan fell in LOVE with the Elmo backpack. Two minutes later, Summer wanted one too.
$50 bucks for 2 backpacks? That ain’t cheap. Well, they seemed to adore them. Plus, this might keep them happy at the airport. We caved.
Less than 20 minutes later, Dylan was begging me for a huge bag of mixed nuts at the newsstand.
Me: Dylan, we have tons of snacks. You don’t need the nuts. I already HAVE nuts for you in my purse.
Dylan: But I want THESE nuts.
Me (aka super clever mama): Ok, do you want to trade your new, awesome, kickin’ Elmo backpack for this bag of nuts?
Dylan (without pausing): Yes.
Me: What?! You’d rather have THESE nuts than the rolling backpack with all the cool pockets?
Me (stuttering): Well… um… sorry you can’t. Come on. Let’s go. We need to board the plane.
Dylan (sobbing): BUT I WAAAAAAAAAANT THE NUTS. You said I could have the nuts. YOU SAID!
Dylan never got those nuts. I know what I said but I’m not that much of a pushover.
So those backpacks have been sitting in the closet ever since.
Until today. I pulled them out and coerced the girls into playing with them for a whole 2 minutes.
Look how much fun they are having! Well, you can’t see their faces. But take it from me, they were having a BLAST. $50 bucks plus tax worth of fun, that’s for darn sure. Can’t get that kind of fun out of a bag of mixed nuts. Just can’t.
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Contributing mama Daphne Biener isn’t about to let some bully push around her kid. Click on contributing mamas to read more.
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