Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It happened again

That Elisha of mine is a little thief very creative entrepreneur.

He came off the school bus holding a tightly wadded up dollar bill. Red warning lights flashed before my eyes again.

"Elisha, where'd you get that?"

Now he does have money (tooth fairy-darn if I received a quarter and was happy with it and these stinking ungrateful hoodlums get $1), but he knows that he's not allowed to take it to school.

"XXXXXX gave it to me"


"He wanted to"

"Elisha, tell me the truth. Why did XXXXXX give you a dollar?"

"Well I didn't want my chips and he did. So I gave them to him. And he wanted to give me a dollar"

"Tomorrow, you will give that dollar back to XXXXX and tell him that you are sorry for taking the dollar from him. If you don't want your chips, you SHARE with him. You. may. not. sell. your. snacks. to. your. friends"

Tears, crying, drama. Dollar sent back to school this morning.

Now I'll have you all know that the chips in question were Pringles, from a 9 can s that I bought at Walgreens on clearance for a $.45 each with a $.10 coupon. So the cans were $.35 each. Paid for with my gift card. So frankly the child made 100% profit.

If we let Elisha run corporate America, maybe we wouldn't be in this recession.

And I know you're all waiting with baited breath to see my bathroom redo...I've wimped out on ripping out the vanity myself. Something about moving plumbing and installing brackets into studs has made me a little...nervous. But if you're handy and want to do it for me, please, don't be shy! But I do have other ideas...something might happen tonight. We'll see. Last night I was at Shosh's redoing her pictures. I think her hubby hates me.

8 comments: said...

The other day my kid came home with a $5 Starbucks gift card. "What is that for?" I asked.

"For helping XXXXXX with his project."

What is this world coming to? Gotta give a buck for Chips and a gift card for a little help...

I made him give it back too.

Kids ")

Rach said...

One time my 5 yr old's school called me to tell me that my son had come to school with $50 in his pocket. He then tried buying food off his friends at lunch with 20's.
I ofcourse yelled at him later and said "e., common, tel aviv pizza is right down the street- be smart with your money"
No, I didn't really. But we are still not 100% sure where that money came from.

DESJ and Company said...

Rach, that's impressive.
He didn't tell you where he got it?

Shira said...

There is so much to look forward to. Kids are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I vote Elisha for finance czar!
Be nice to him...sounds like in the future he'll be the one to make sure you are taken care of in the manner to which you have become accustomed!

Stephanie said...

I seriously think you are stifling crafty little Elisha!

Rach said...

I think it was birthday money that my husband's grandfather had given us, that I may have placed on the bookshelves, that actually my 4 yr. old may have put in his pants pocket, and then for some reason my 5 yr. old wore his pants the next day and found the suprise when he got to school.
It was craziness!

agent99 said...

Those chips were so ....weird. I (secretly) applaud ELisha for hie entreprenurial skills, but of course would have to scold him to his face.
I mean. it's just wrong..... (but very clever)