D-Bloopers is the prompt for today’s D-Blog week post, but my mind isn’t working. I know we have had many bloopers, but right now, I’m blank. So, I’ll just share a little story the d-world will completely “get.”
At the check-out at Target, the boys are always begging for candy, gum or the small items they tempt us with like batteries, travel-size antibacterial gel, mini Nerf guns, etc. All things that we fight with out kids about while piling the never-ending mound of groceries and household items on the belt.
The boys are gum chewers. They love gum. And they don’t swallow it, never have, except for a short-lived bout with Aaron (always my problem child).
But one day we were in the line and I’m doing my mom-ly duty of unloading my cart while keeping one eye on three boys. They were eyeing the gum. One of them (can’t remember if it was E or Ry) picked up pink pack of Bubblicious gum. What kid doesn’t love Bubblicious, right? And here’s how the conversation went:
“Mom, Can we have this?” holding up the irradescent pink shiny pack.
“How much?” (Of course, I was asking carbs per piece and the boys knew exactly what I was asking too.)
“Nope, that’s too much. Pick another one. Find one that’s free.” (Of course, I meant a “free” food = less than 5g carb.)
Someone picked up a Trident sugar-free pink pack.
Holding it up proudly, “Mom! This one is free!”
“Ok, that’s fine then.” And motioned for them to throw it on the belt.
Then — I just happened to turn to the stare I was feeling. It was the cashier who had momentarily stopped scanning. I know that poor little girl was not thinking free carbs. And I’m sure it was an awkward moment for her thinking how am I going to tell this crazy lady she has to pay $1.39 for that pack of gum, that indeed, was NOT COST FREE.
My mean streak did not even bother to explain. Just smiled and kept doing what I was doing, unloading my cart, watching my boys . . . and giggling.
And if you’d like to read another check-out at Target story I blogged about months ago, click here. We live two min from Target. 🙂 Happy D-Blog week reading!!!