So I was at the mall with the kids the other day and as we were walking I saw Build-A-Bear Workshop across the way. I did everything I could to distract the kids, but they saw it anyway. They begged to go in, so I gave in, but told them were NOT "building a bear" today. It was too expensive and we had already spent plenty of money.
And besides, your daddy will kill me.
As you can see, I'm a woman of my word.
I know, I know. It goes against every parenting book out there to say one thing and do another. But seriously, just look at those faces!! Could YOU say no???
So I filled out the loan paperwork (using the kids college funds as collateral), cuz that's what you have to do to BUILD-A-BEAR!!! And off we went...
Step 1: Stuff it.
Step 2: Squeeze it to make sure it's fluffy enough.
Step 3: Choose a heart for your bear (that costs $5 more! And what is the mom supposed to say at this point, no?? Whatev...) and make a wish.
Step 4: Brush it.
Step 5 would have been to use mine and Joey's retirement funds to buy clothes for the silly stuffed animals, but mommy has to draw the line somewhere! And that line is drawn at anything that prevents me from spending my retirement sipping margaritas on the sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen.
The funny part of all this is I spent the entire drive home telling the kids how cute their animals were and mumbling under my breath "daddy is gonna kill me."
When we got home the kids ran inside to show daddy their "Build-A-Bears" and the first thing Ashton said to daddy was, "please don't kill mommy." As soon as Joey saw me he just died laughing... he knows I'm a sucker.
I’m Stephanie - wife to one extremely handsome cop; mother to two extremely silly kids. The hubs and I have been married since February ’99. I love him more each day and simply can’t get enough of him. My daughter, Ashton, is 12 going on 17. She’s beautiful, creative, smart, and oh, so sassy. Taylor, our son, is 8 and is so much like his daddy it’s scary. He makes me laugh all the time with the silly things he says and does. He won’t remember what you told him 5 minutes from now, just like his daddy. I love to laugh and spend time with friends and family. I’ve also recently discovered a love for cooking and enjoy sharing recipes. I love finding new blog friends, so be sure to leave a comment so I can do the same!