Wednesday, August 13, 2014
LETTING MY KID BE INDEPENDENT
So much for letting my kid try to be independent! I am at the ice rink with my 7-year old (big surprise, right?) and I get my laptop and stuff out at my "usual" table and he says he's hungry. I can see the concession stand from where I am sitting, so I tell him, "I am going to give you my credit card. Go order your chicken tenders and get me a quesadilla please, and water.
Five minutes later he comes back and hands me the receipt. $42.17!!!! I flipped out and yelled "what in the world did you order?!" He says, "Chicken tenders." So, I walk over to the concession stand expecting an error by the cashier. I hand her the receipt and say "Chicken tenders, $42?" She says, your son order four chicken tenders.
I said, He meant 4-piece chicken tender!!
Gotta love the interpretation. What did I expect giving my 7-year old my car and letting a teenager handle the transaction.