Piper and our current invasion of chipettes proudly delivered this to me this morning:
Remember the great allowance debate? Piper’s been saving her dollars and picking up loose change with her trash. Remember that $5 bill that Grandma and Grandpa sent for Valentine’s Day? It adds up and eventually my if-you-want-a-lalaloopsy-so-bad-save-your-money-and-buy-it-yourself speech comes back to haunt me. She’s been begging for a lalaloopsy. It’s hard business not giving in to her demands. It’s not just her soft brown eyes and the gut punch you feel when a usually joyous Piper has a quivering lip. It’s that a Piper is relentless. She beats you down. She makes you count her change daily and google the lalaloopsy sale prices. When Piper wants something, just call it a day.
So, off we went to the store with a box full of money hoping for a hard-earned lesson. Piper was patient while I did the other shopping. She was gracious standing in line to pay with her own money for the first time. She was proud of herself. We headed home with our heads held high to introduce Berry Lalaloopsy (she’s the $11.48 variety) to the rest of our family. She made friends immediately.
Then she sat down on a stool and watched her man make her dinner.
Piper may have learned even more than I bargained for.
Well done Piper for teaching your lalaloopsy to start off her friendship as she means it to continue!
PS On a date night dinner this week we re-read our favourite piperisms, and toasted Piper (and Piper’s keeper) with a glass of Piper Hiedsieck! Piper makes everyone in our house laugh. Keep up the good work!
A toast for Piper and her keeper? I’m so flattered and honored. Thanks for the good wishes. I’m glad you’re reading and look forward to more cyber laughs!
You have taught her some important values – watch her draw something at school about this next! And I had no idea these dolls were so popular! My niece has about 30 of them (my SIL might have a spending issue) and EB got one from a friend of mine for Christmas. I don’t think she’s picked it up from the bottom of the toy box yet. I’ll pull it out tomorrow and tell her that Piper saved up her money especially for such a thing and see what she says.
I didn’t know what a lalaloopsy was two months ago. They’re all the rage in preschool world. I’ve been around the block enough to know by summer this craze will have been forgotten, thus my reluctance in invest in yet another cheap plastic trend. But I get why they are important to Piper. She was awful proud of herself today. Thanks so much for reading! Let me know if EB catches the lalaloopsy bug, too.