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The Girl had a sleepover last night with some of her peeps. This is the text I received at 7:32 this morning:
How can you say no to that? Well, I guess you could but I’m a BIG fan of well behaved teenagers and these peeps are the best teenagers ever! And so pancakes it is!
I wish someone would make ME breakfast in bed. Hmmm… maybe I’ll send the Handsome Husband a text tomorrow morning. Yep, I’ll give it a try. But I can tell you right now the odds of Mavis getting served breakfast in bed are pretty slim. I can almost guarantee you that as soon as I text him at 6am I’ll hear a VERY loud, “Oh C’mon. Are you serious”
Maybe if I put the griddle out by the chickens they’d make me pancakes? Hmmm. Maybe I could teach them neat chicken tricks and then we could go on tour and I could be on the David Letterman show and win a gift certificate for a nice steak dinner. It’s a thought.
Karma I tell ya. Sometimes it just comes around and bites you in the butt! Like this morning.
I headed over to Safeway for some FREE money making cornflakes (buy 4 boxes for $4, use $2 in coupons, pay $2, get $3 off your next order: viola! Mavis makes a buck while she’s there picking up tahini sauce and parsley so she can make a batch of JJ’s Hummus Dip)
Sounds easy enough, right?
As soon as I placed the free coupon crack cornflakes in my cart I noticed I had some extra coupons, so I tried to give them away. I went up to 2 different mothers in the cereal aisle and asked them if they wanted some magical coupons for 4 free boxes of corn flakes. They both said no, which I thought was odd especially since one lady had 3 boxes of Captain Crunch and 2 Life cereal in her cart. Obviously her family eats cereal. Whatever.
Then I turned the corner and saw a lady (if I had to guess I’d say she was like 65 years old) and asked her if she wanted some coupons that would net her 4 free boxes of Corn Flakes.
She said, “NO. In fact I saw YOU putting all that cereal in your cart and I wanted to know if you were planning on feeding that to your children. Don’t you know what’s in that stuff?”
“No. What’s in it,” I said.
She grabbed a box of cereal out of my cart (NO JOKE) and pointed to the ingredients and said “High Fructose Corn Syrup. It’s been all over the news. Don’t you watch the news? I wouldn’t feed that crap TO MY DOG!”
I ALMOST PEED MY PANTS!
I thought she was going to start hitting me with the cereal box…
And before I knew it that woman started holding up each and every item in her cart and telling me their 1 word ingredients:
Chicken (she loses 1 point for it not being organic)
Yep. Mavis got schooled this morning by Grandma on aisle 7 at Safeway.
It was AWESOME!
My daughter, The Girl Who Thinks She’s a Bird, as turned into some sort of track rockstar. I asked her the other day if she wanted me to bring anything to her track meet (I was thinking along the lines of Gatorade or a pear). “How about cookies” she said. “The Brownie Cookies”
“Ummm???? Okay. How many would you like?”
“Well, there are 125 kids on the team, so how about 250 cookies?”
(Picture me with a blank stare)
And off to school she went.