Is now the proud owner of "hot" (her word) pink ear buds for her iPod. Said ear buds set me back $29.99 plus tax.
I would NEVER have purchased a thirty dollar set of ear buds for a ten year old on my own accord. I was busy scouring the cell phone chargers for a car charger that will fit my cell phone. NO ONE seems to have one. Needless to say I was distracted when Sydney asked if she could get a new set of ear buds. I said fine but not expensive ones. She piped up a few minutes later that she'd found a pair that were "only $9.99" said in a tone that clearly said she coveted them. I said fine and gave up the hunt for a charger.
As we're walking up to the check out my darling daughter spots some old fashioned swirly lollipops and of course HAS to have one. So in the spirit of my birthday I said she could get one AND some for her brothers. We check out, I'm again not paying attention because she's prattling on about this and that. I vaguely hear the cashier tell me the total. I swipe my card, plug in my pin and we're on our way.
It's not until we get to the van that it hits me... "Wait a second... thirty-something??? How the....????" As soon as we're in the van I whip out the receipt and immediately discover the ear buds were NOT $9.99. They were TWENTY-nine ninety-nine. I looked over at that child and told her if she lost those ear buds she'd be toast.
She still insists that she was right and the computer was wrong. Whatever. Kids.