Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sorry to my loyal followers who have endured the dialogue to follow, I do realize it could be the most repeated story of 2011 and it happened less than 18 hours ago. CEM has bragging rights since she was there and observed the events (and has heard the story shared no less than 35 times, AD only heard twice and JM only heard once).
So, I am the Merit Market Mother. What does this mean? It means that once a month, me and 2 other mothers overprice cool finds from the dollar store for purchase by third graders who have been rewarded for good behavior with play money (other wise known as grabbers, merit money, or bribery ).
There is one precocious child who I have taken a liking to. Since I don't have boys at home I can spar with him and encourage his creativity once a month and then send his energy back to the classroom.
Yesterday Silly String was overpriced at $800. Of course my friend (and all the boys ) were drawn to the cans. Poor D didn't have enough saved, and P really wanted some chocolate easter bunny for $500 instead. My friend boldly steps forward to purchase the coveted can.
S. $800 bucks?
S. OK but only if I can spray you
Me. you can spray me for $500
S. No way how about $200
Me. You are kidding dude
S. (counting desperately) I only have $450
Me. You can spray me for $450 after the school bell rings
S. really? No rules???
Me. only rule is we have to have a photo after
Bell rings, kids gather like there is a scheduled fight, spraying, photo, more spraying, loss of Drivers license. (Yeah a whole different over repeated story)
S. Money well spent! See you next time!
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