Monday, October 27, 2008

I Need To Watch What I Say

A little lesson in parenting that occured a few weeks ago:

I had a painting I needed to mail to California. I went off to the UPS store only to find out that they wanted over $80 to mail it!! I think not. So I bought a box from them and figured I would mail it on my own. I had the painting with me and the UPS worker measured it and sold me the box he felt would best fit my painting. The box he sold me was HUGE!! I couldn't even get the thing in my car. I had to jump up and down on it to fold it in half so I could shove it in my car, all the while listening to helpful questions and comments from the peanut gallery. At one point I may have muttered something along the lines of, "That guy is such a loser! Why did he give me such a big box!?!?"

Laura and I made it home, took the box out of the car, taped it together and put the painting inside to see how it fit. It fit alright, with about a foot to spare. The box was way too big! Laura took one look at the painting inside the box and very matter-of-factly said, "You're right Mommy. That guy was a loser."

Mark that down as Mommy needing to watch what she says before Laura starts telling everyone in her preschool class that they are losers.


Jenna said...

LOL! Hopefully she doesn't repeat that at school though/

Shannon said...

Good lesson for me to remember too!