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01 May 2011 @ 12:32 pm
Cute Cutthroat Kid Story  
The boys have been learning the value of a dollar lately, and ever since the Easter bunny hid eggs with coins in them, have been counting and re-counting and hoarding like little misers. They decided that the first thing on which they were going to spend their egg-gotten gains was Star Wars III for the X-Box 360. I'm all about those little Lego characters, so I deigned to take them to Wal-Mart (I temporarily un-shunned the douche-y superstore to let the children use some gift cards that they received. It's evidently the price you pay when you love someone.)

It was agreed upon that if the total was above what the gift cards held, I'd take care of it, and they could pay me back when we got to the car, thus disregarding the need to take their empty paint can full of change into the store. It ended up being $5.74 over the gift card total.

(The errand run, the purchasers get back into the car. Ethan checks the receipt and hands Carrie $5.75 from the backseat. She takes it, and after a moment, she hears a throat clear discreetly in her right ear.)

Carrie. What?

Ethan. I need a penny back, please.

Carrie. (thinks about all the times she made the child meals, changed his diaper, nursed him while he was sick, washed his clothes and took him places, then opens her car ashtray, extracts a penny, and shoves it into his hot little hand.) Here.

Ethan. No offense, Mom. It's only business.

He's a shark. His father will be so proud.
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Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on May 1st, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on May 1st, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
I just read this story to Mr. Elle (and we both laughed XD) and he asked how old Ethan was... I told him he was about Munchkin's age, and Mr. Elle frowned sadly. Because these kids will obvsly take over the world.

And then I had the thought that it's SO GOOD that your boys will never meet my Munchkin Niece because a) they're all too precocious for their own good, and b) if they combined forces, they really WOULD take over the world O.O
Carrie Leigh: nose wrinklecarrie_leigh on May 1st, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
World domination by the munchkins. I suppose it's inevitable and we should just batten down the hatches. :)
Carmenhumbuggirl on May 1st, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
One day, when he's a millionaire, and you get to live in an amazing granny flat you'll appreciate it, lol.
Hyacinth Girleustacia_vye28 on May 1st, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is too funny. At least you know he values those pennies. :)
Elleelvishly on May 1st, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
LOL! Hahahaha, he is a little shark. :)
Kate: Girl in Moonlightmugglechump on May 1st, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
*giggles* He did say please, though. That makes me happy.