Tuesday, November 3, 2015

HOLY CRAP

While Kate was working yesterday, me and all three boys ran one fun errand and one grocery shopping errand.

Braeden got his first fishing pole for his birthday, so Dadda took him to an outdoor store to get a few things.  My leg has been bothering me, so I stayed in the car.  (Dr. appointment today to see if it's "normal" in the recovery mode).  He was enthralled with an entire huge store filled fishing and hunting and camping stuff.  And guns.  REAL guns.  Bullets.  Scopes.  So many guns!

Off to Walmart for restocking the pantry.  Again, I stayed in the car.  Imagine my surprise when Braeden walks out ahead of Dadda, carrying a box of cookie cereal and a box of candy.  Not in a bag.  I let him in and asked if Dad and Deacon were right behind him.  Nope.  I couldn't find them so I will meet them here with you Gramma.  Well .... I decided to wait to get the whole story from Dad.

Oh my.  Was Dad MAD.  Never leave a place without your parents or the person who brought you.  Ask a worker for help.  Next time you will have to sit in the cart with your brother.  Dad was so mad, I suggested I take Braeden and the stolen merchandise back inside to apologize.  The Customer Service guy was SOOOO nice and understanding.  Mr. B cried a little bit at the end and said he "didn't mean to be a stealer who goes to jail."

For the ten minute drive home, we all had conversations about stranger danger and taking things before paying.

Scared me to death!




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  1. Wow, how upsetting that must have been for your son-in -law and you. I guess it's never too early to star the stranger danger education. I'll bet Mr. B. will never shoplift again. It's a lesson he won't forget, I'm sure.

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    1. Let us HOPE so. I think he thought his Dad would pay for it ... even though he never saw it or knew about it.

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  2. Oh, I know you and his dad were scared. My husband just reminded me that he had to take my son back to the Food Lion when he was about 5. He stole a candy bar. Candy seems to be a huge temptation. I'm so glad he didn't go to jail. :) That is so cute. He will never forget it, and my guess is that he'll be on the straight and narrow from now on. :) No jail time in his future.

    Sorry to hear that you leg is bothering you. :(

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    1. Little "stealers"! Dr visit says all is normal. Therapy (where they added both more reps AND more weights AND more exercises was too much for my old body.

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  3. This happened when my Pam was 6. We left the store and drove toward home, then I saw her in the rear view mirror chewing gum. So back we went--10 miles and I took her in and made HER tell the check-out lady that she had taken it and not paid. They were real nice about it, but Pam was scared she was going to jail!!! Taught her a good lesson however. and the other two kids too.

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    1. It must be the age of 5 or 6! Crazy little people. I do think making THEM go back and apologize .... and give the stuff back. It's hard growing up!

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