Friday, October 28, 2011


So Shy had a half-day at school yesterday. With the kids gone from the school, the PTA took advantage of that time to begin setting up for a "boo-fest" tonight. I am sure I will have something more to say about that on Monday, but for now, back to the half day.

DW is involved with the PTA and so she went to the school to help set up. That left Shy getting out of school early, and of course, I had to take time off of work to get her at the bus. I love the cahnces we have to spend time with just the two of us, so I was more than happy to oblige. When I picked her up, she infomred me that she was hungry and wanted to get something to eat.

I suggested a little deli type mini-mart that is up the street from our house. She had never been there before and asked if they had tuna. I said they did, and it was agreed that we would go there for lunch.

When we got there they had a little sub type tuna sandwich that was about 8 inches long. I showed it to her and asked if she wanted to share it with me. I would cut it and we could each have half. She thought that was a great idea.

Then I said to her "Why don't you get a bag of chips we can share"

She went over to the rack with the chips and picked out a bag of Doritos and agreed that we could share that.

I saw some Twinkies on another rack and since I know she likes them I picked it up and said "Do you want to share the Twinkies for dessert? We can each have one"

She declined that and said "I would rather have cookies"

We went over to the cookie rack and she picked up a 4 pack of Chips Ahoy. That caused the following conversation to ensue:

Me: "Are we going to share the cookies too?"

Shy: "Yes, we can each have 3"

Me (seeing this as a teachable math moment) "There are only 4 cookies in the package"

Shy: "Well then I will have 4 and you can have 2"

Me: (trying to be patient) "Shy, there are only 4 cookies total in the package"

Shy: "well then you can have 4 and I can have 4"

Me: (getting a little frustrated) "No Shy, there are only 4 cookies total in the package"

Shy: "Well then I will have 4 and you........ can get your own"

So, I got Fig Newtons....I like them better anyway.


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