Sunshine caves: I can borrow “The Backyardigans” DVD! (refer to 22 March 2011 post)
It wasn’t an easy sell.
I picked her up from preschool and took her on an errand to WalMart, where I bought her lunch at McDonald’s: a McNuggets Happy Meal, which is the most expensive of the H/M deals. Then we cruised through the little girl clothing and she selected some ‘Dora-the-Explorer’ undies, and new socks. We meandered through the DVD section, where a new episode of “Angelina Ballerina” was down to $10, so she held onto it with white-knuckles.
I never knew this about Sunshine, but she is a pretty smooth negotiator. Oh, to look at her, one would think she is all fairy dust, sparkly sweetness, and a gentle spirit. But, Sunshine is not like that, at least, not all the time. She can be ruthless.
I sailed by the toy section like an ice cube on a hot slope. Still, Sunshine flagged me down. Slow-down-there-Grandma-how-much-is-that-doll? Kept walking and said something about $20-and-that-is-really-expensive.
Getting through check-out, with all the candy bar traps that lay waiting, took all the teaching experience I possess in the area of re-directing students. Fortunately, Sunshine was seated inside the cage/cart, with my diet Coke, and holding onto the DVD. With both hands engaged, and with the sales clerk joking with her, I didn’t have to bite the candy bar bullet.
With “The Backyardigans” in my hands while my husband drove me home, I thought, ‘HAH! Gotcha, didn’t I, Sunshine!’ But, of course, that isn’t the case.