Thursday, May 5, 2011

School of Hard Knocks

Tuesday evening I was doing my form of extreme couponing at Walgreens when Peanut Butter begged for a toy. No, No, No, and then she asked for this:
It was $3.99 and I caved and bought it. PB thought it would be a good idea to take her new found jewels with her to school on Wednesday to show off her riches. She didn't count on someone taking them for themselves. She said she put them in her cubby and they were gone. She said she hid them by her backpack and they were gone. I picked her up today and asked her if she found her crown since Ms. Kaylee was going to look for them last night. And alas, they were gone. We looked for them a bit and then I told PB, I think someone must have taken your set.  I'm sorry, but this is why I don't like you bringing stuff to school, other than show and tell. PB broke down, you would have thought it was a real tiara that her grandmother had left her. She cried and cried. She went on a tirade how Ms. Kaylee says we don't take other people's things and how the person who took her stuff needs to go to jail. I felt so bad for her, I mean she was crushed that someone had taken her crown set, that I drove over to Walgreens and bought another set. Luckily I had just been there and had 3 reward dollars, so I paid $1.24 for it. 

God am I a sucker.


Denise said...

Oh man! lifes hard lessons learned the hard way! Glad that she got a new one. I bet she will keep that one at home! :)

KimBerly said...

I can't believe someone took it from her. That is messed up. Good job getting a deal on the new one though.

Anonymous said...

Bless her sweet little heart! My kids have had to learn the same lesson the hard way, and I am almost convinced that there isn't any other way! I am glad you were able to get her a replacement and hope that she learned!