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Friday, June 18, 2010

Scandalous Confessions

I have confessions to make.

I steal.

I steal from my children.

I steal their change.

I wish I could say I only steal it if it is in the laundry, or the living room floor. But no. I have sunk to new depths. Now I steal it even if it is sitting on an end table, or in their room. In fact, if the coains are not in a place specifically designated for change, like a mason jar, or a piggy bank, I steal them. (I don't steal it from Tanner. He give his to me. He says, "Here I hate change and I know girls like change.)

I wish I could say I do this for some noble cause like to prevent Shaye Baby from eating it. Or maybe I donate all the spare change to the SPCA. But no.

Today's haul.

Here is my second confession.

I am an addict.

I use the change to buy coffee from the corner store on my way to work. Coffee there costs 1.38. I don't want to break a dollar for the .38, so I plunk down whatever assortment of change I have scavenged from the kids.

There. Now you know my deep dark secrets. I hope you will still be my friend.

(To make up for this egregious flaw in my parenting I occasionally treat the children to a Sonic. And while I am there I get one for me too!)

(This reminds me - when The Coach and I were dating he would empty his pockets of change onto my entryway table everytime he left the house. I was so broke at that point the Coke it bought me from the teacher's lounge vending machine the next day was quite exciting! This might be where it all began.)

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19 comments:

  1. lol i steal change from everyone..its horrible lol

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  2. It's my husband's change I "steal". Is it stealing when they know you do it and don't even blink? I also feel entitled to keep everything I find in the washing machine and dryer. Except the ballpoint pen I found ruining all my whites and the inside of the dryer with black ink last week. Argh!!!!! Rosemary

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  3. I've taken money from my son's piggy bank to pay the pizza man. Sad, huh?

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  4. So funny! I can totally relate:) Have agreat weekend!

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  5. Hi there.
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  6. hey great post. i am already a follower.
    Just stopped by to say hi

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  7. I'm cracking up b/c I am a change addict. I probably should save it all somewhere, because I know that it adds up- but sometimes I'll pay for all of us at Sonic9what is it with that place) with the change I have hoarded.

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  9. New abbreviation for you: MTTN - milk through the nose. It replaces LOLOLOL!

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  10. HA HA HA HA!!!!!

    I'll still be your friend. I steal my husband's change.

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  11. New follower here from Friday Follow. The couch is always a great place for a sure stream of income! Would love to welcome you to my place. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  12. I may enjoy the terribleness that is Twilight, but I'd NEVER steal from my children. I will overlook this egregious sin! :)

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  13. LOL!!! I do that too from time to time when i want my guilty pleasure... a dr pepper haha

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  14. I'm stopping by from Friday-Follow & am your newest follower.

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    Have a great weekend

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  15. You know.. I don't think they will ever realize it and if it means mom being happy and sane it is so worth it :)
    Thanks for commenting on my blog today

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  16. I'm pretty sure you'll get a good approval rating on this from most any mom! lol

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  17. Hi-- been following for awhile but haven't stopped by lately-- such a fun blog-- I must make it a regular stop!

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  18. Love your Blog.

    Visiting from Follow Me Friday. I'm your newest follower. :-)

    http://checketts-myers-clan@blogspot.com

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  19. My kids don't have any money for me to steal. If they did, I would take it. haha!

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