Today I went to volunteer at the PTA Holiday Shop fundraiser at Ryan's school.
You know, the thing where they sell Dollar Store crap for $5.00? Where parents send their kid with $2.75 and tell them to bring home three presents (true story).
I chose today because it was the day his class was shopping. The kids had to sit in the chairs and go in shifts. Always one to make an example of the good kids, I noticed that Robbie was the only one sitting there quietly with his hand up - the quiet sign, like in summer camp.
"Robbie, you're first!" Robbie jumped up and started shopping. As soon as the other kids caught on, 15 more hands shot up in the air.
Crap, how am I going to choose? Can't pick Ryan because I don't want them to think I'm favoring him.
I stood there clueless as to how I was going to amicably choose the next shopper when Angelina T. (yes there are two Angelinas in his class) tipped the scales in her favor.
Angelina looked me right in the face, flashed a toothy grin and as sweetly as possible said "You're prettttttyyyyy."
"OK, Angelina! You're next!"
Yep, I'm that cheap and can be bought. Always wanting to make an example of the smart kids too. Gotta give credit to a 2nd grader who can think on her feet and get herself noticed. Heck, none of those other little booger-pickers had a plan.
Merry Christmas to YOU Angelina T.! May your days be merry and bright and may you have much butt-kissing success in the New Year!