Thursday, June 10, 2010

the value of a dollar to lucy {or lack thereof}

This morning Lucy and I were running some
errands while the big kids were all in their various activities.

It was 10:15 and Lucy announced to me that she was
soooo hungry and that she
wanted to go to McDonald's for something to eat.

I was more than a little perturbed because we had
just left the house where she had basically
refused to eat her breakfast.

So there I sat at a stop light explaining to Lucy
the value of a dollar.

"Lucy, you had the chance to eat breakfast at home
and you didn't. Why should mommy go
spend money on buying you breakfast when we
have food at home?"

"But Mom, they have eggs at McDonald's!"

"Yes, Lucy...I am aware of that, but we have FREE eggs at home!"

"But MOM...we can eat eggs at McDonald's too!!"

"Lucy, we have to be careful with our money and it's so
much cheaper to eat at home, OK?"

"Mom, LOOK! There's On The Border!
Let's go there!"

I give up.


Lori said...

No, we didn't go to On the Border.

But, ummm...we did go to McD's.

I'm weak, what can I say? The Dollar Menu is our friend.

Michele said...

HAHA! A girl after my own heart! I would not have been able to say no to On the Border!

Karin said...

hahaha....I am weak too. :) She cracks me up!

Debby said...

You are a much nicer or richer Mommy than me........
I make them do errands with me for HOURS before I give in to Mcd'

Holly said...

Singing Grace Like Rain with your blog....I love it. (distracting to a gal like me...which is why I deleted my play list..I can't read and sing at the same time :) )
okay, focus....the hour I first believed...Hallelujah! Grace like rain...falls down on me! Hallelujah.... wait...think think...what was I gonna say? ;)
Oh, just that I've had that conversatin with Josiah..about the value of a dollar...he thinks they are all going to help us adopt Elaina :) He is getting pretty irritated these days that we haven't seemed to save up enough Elaina dollars after all the times I have said no to eating out!
oh well!

Angie said...

Nice try, Mom. But I'm with Lucy....I LOVE OTB!!!

Nicole A. said...

Please tell me when you have figured out how to consistently ward off (or distract or reason with) the one-track-mind of a smart and determined preschool girl!! I could really use that advice ....!!

All the best,
Nicole A. in OH

Sean and Lisa said...

Goodness knows I'd have a hard time saying no to that cute little face too! :)
Besides McD's eggs ARE yummy! LOL!

Lacy said...

She is a smart cookie. I would not have been able to say no either.

We have the same problem here with Katie. She aways asks her dad for money (I always tel her I don't have any. Which is usually true. LOL) The other day she wanted me to buy her a new bathing suit at Target. I told her no because she already has about 15 bathing suits (sad but true) and she said: "well...if you get me that bathing suit now, when I get home I will ask daddy for 100 bucks and I will give it to you." It was so funny! I did not get the suit. I did get her popcorn and a slushie though. I am weak too! It must be the big brown eyes they both have:)

Jean said...

I've never heard of On the Border? Hmmm, I wonder if we have any of those around here.

Our Anna is the same way- doesn't eat her bkf and as soon as she leaves the table wants her snack. I have granola bars / bkf bars in my purse for moments

Madeleine said...



I owed, when I was a child, should I ever have children, I would take them to McDs at least 2x a week. As a child we went about 3 or 4 times a year.

My kids now go about 3 or 4 times a year. lol. Unless there is that desperate time..which doesn't happen too often.

Lucy is a gem. :) And so is her momma.

Adeye said...

Hahahahahahaha....that is the sweetest thing I've read all day! Thanks for the chuckle, friend. Could she be any more adorable?

Have a very blessed weekend.

Love and hugest hugs

Sally-Girl! said...

She is pretty darn cute, I must admit! Perhaps, I need to soften a little when my kiddos do that. Right now I have them brainwashed as Bryson asks/states me each time we go by a fast food restaurant, "That's junk, right mom?" He is probably so hoping I say Yes, but let's live it up!" Yes, maybe I need soften a little or NOT! :-)

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