Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tomorrow, I'm taking them to the museum.

"What are you girls doing?"

"We are pretending." Lola mischievously smiles.

"What are you pretending?"

"We are pretending we are friends. Best friends." She grabs Fifi's hands. "I am 16 and she's 13 and we are on our way to the mall. Two girlfriends." I watched them together as they walked away from me.

"Do you want to buy this one?" Lola offers her a purple polka dot hair bow from her dresser.

"Yesh." Fifi nods.

"You have to look for the red sticker. That means it's on sale."

"Okay." Fifi nods again.

"And. Keep this receipt." Lola hands over an imaginary slip of paper and Fifi accepts it. "You can't return anything without a receipt."

"Yesh. Tank you."

I am going to make a conscious effort not to step inside our local Target this week, on our spring break. I wonder if Target's video cameras have face recognizing software like in Vegas casinos that track the number of times I step foot inside. Heh. I don't even want to know.

48classy comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That is too cute! "Yesh". hee hee!

Amanda said...

Popped over from Clare's blog.
Kids just have the best imagination ~ and it's amazing what they learn too!!

l,
Amanda x

Scary Mommy said...

That is the cutest damn thing and totally makes me want want another girl. Thanks a ton. :P

Megryansmom said...

I am seriously reconsidering my wish for a granddaughter. Although my own daughter mostly played teacher rather than Target shopper extraordinaire. Cute cute cute

Tara R. said...

That is amazing! You've taught them well. *snort*

Ed said...

Amazing what they pick up on and decide to imitate.

I suppose it's better than, "No Fifi. It's two olives--no more, no less. Shaken--never stirred."

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oh, I'm sorry, but I am laughing hysterically!! That's a riot.

Lisa said...

I think that is just precious. The exact reason I'm so thrilled that my girls have sisters!

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

More proof Target is evil and out to corrupt the world.

Krystyn said...

I love it!

Hey, at least she's teaching her to be frugal!

Managed Chaos said...

So sweet. My little girl loves setting up her own shopping boutique in her room (she'll spend hours putting it together). Her clothes/jewelry/purses are displayed with pricetags and there's plenty of Monopoly money for Momma to shop. She even has sales/clearance items. LOVE!

Perhaps I go shopping too much with her too, (wink).

amanda said...

that is so sweet. lets see if they are best friends at 16. lol. you'll have to remind them.

Pu├ža said...

cute, so sweeeeet

Kim said...

Ask my four year old what his favorite store in the world is.. he will tell you Target..

ha.

(ps.. Aaron say yes as YESH too.. too cute)

krissy said...

I swear, I am at Target more then I am at home. I'm obsessed.

That is so adorable though how Lola knows to keep a receipt. She is so stinking sweet. Love those kids of yours.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Look how good you are, though! Teaching them to look for the sale tags. I wish my mom did that for me!

Legallyblondemel said...

Aw, but look at the bright side - at least you're teaching them to look for the sale items first!

I'll bring the pinot to the Target Anonymous meeting, if we all decide to have a formal gathering. Might not be a bad idea, at least from my credit card's perspective.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Oh my gosh they sound adorable!!

And it sounds like it's too late. As my own daughter would point out - all museums have gift shops you know!

Stephanie said...

Something tells me Target isn't that high tech. But that doesn't mean security doesn't recognize you! ;oD hehehehe Have a great spring break!

Kat said...

ACK! That is SO CUTE!

Marinka said...

adorable! And at least they didn't paint those Target bull's eye logos on their foreheads. Yet.

Junebug said...

Like mommy, like daughters? :D

Blessings From Above said...

So adorable! There really is nothing like a sister.

Junebug said...

Check out my shoes!!!

Daddy Rogue said...

And this, is why I'm glad I have boys!

Allison Says said...

Hahah! That is too funny! Kids really do learn from their parents, eh?

"Yesh" is adorable. If Alex isn't saying "ya!" he says "yesssshhhh"

Clare said...

love it!! so cute, and i wouldn't worry about the target monitors:)

Every Day Goddess said...

This is why I love girls, always someone to shop with ;) They are so cute!!

Becca said...

Awe! So precious.
I can totally relate though. My daughter is constantly bugging me to drive her to "WalMark" and "Charget".
I cannot wait to have another little girl begging for the same thing. Joy.

anya said...

Those little ears are always listening! Cute story.

Chandra said...

Your post should have been called, "Confessions of a Shopoholic". That was to darn cute, my how they learn young.

I thank God everday for not giving me girls because I don't make enought money to support them!LOL!

Kelly said...

HA HA HAA! My son refers to Target in everything! We even buy our groceries at Target, my mother is deeply disturbed by his knowledge of "Redsville."

Also sad, my son thinks "money" is made of plastic.

zandor said...

Ha. That is really cute.

Elaine A. said...

Well, at least you've taught them the fundamentals of shopping. You are such a good Mom! : )

Oh, and good luck with that not going to Targe thing...

Elaine A. said...

Well, at least you've taught them the fundamentals of shopping. You are such a good Mom! : )

Oh, and good luck with that not going to Targe thing...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Too funny. I love kids' imaginations.

carrie said...

I love this.

So much it hurts.

A Crafty Mom said...

LOVE IT. How cute is that? Little girls just like their mommy :) But seriously, Target rocks. We so need one up here in Canada. I've driven across the border *just* for Target!!

LceeL said...

OMG. That's EVERYTHING my wife taught my BOYS(!!!!) about shopping. Somewhere in Cleveland there's a couple of little boys who have NO IDEA what life has in store for them.

I just hope they'll grow up to have good jobs.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I love it!! I get a kick out of the great things our children pick up on!!

C and C Mommy said...

They make me laugh.....

My husband isn't allowed to return anything to Target for the rest of the year. Apparently, they keep track of how many times you return things without a receipt--doesn't matter which Target either. He is in the "system."

the planet of janet said...

*snort* you have trained them well.

Anti-Supermom said...

She is a girl after my own heart!

I see that you deleted your Dad's email post - I understand - I just wanted to say that I think everyone has had things published that are misunderstood. That's just one of the problems with written language.

Hope you are both feeling better today :)

Kelly said...

Hey, the girl knows how to spot a bargain! LOL That is so cute that they were playing pretend like that.

I am P said...

my little one will ask me in target: Mama, is this "on sale"??

Kari said...

Hysterical!
No joke, one time, we pulled into WalMart parking lot, and Charlotte said : "YES! HOME!!!" I almost wrecked I was laughing so hard.
She got a walmart shopping cart from my dad for Christmas and she pushes it around the house saying...Go shopping, Go Walmart! Thankfully we haven't been there as regularly as we have been in the past, though. We go to Target sooo much more. I would rather her ask for Target anyday!! ha ha

Amy said...

LOVE it!! Hey, their husbands will thank you for it later. I shudder to think if Target tracks me.

Jaina said...

Yesh. Too cute!! I remember playing that we were teenagers...so fun. Couple of little cuties you have there ;)

 

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