Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Is This the Face of a Criminal?


Yesterday Maddie, Mommy and I decided to go to the mall and Christmas shop. We went to the Disney Store to get one of the nieces a present and of course Grandma was blinded by the beauty of the pink princess pretend cell phone and had to get one for Maddie. Who is this chick princess named Aurora on the phone anyway? I know alot of Disney characters but she is new to me. I thought this was Cinderella. Anyway, off the subject as usual. As I was saying, I was gazing at these lovely pink cell phones, while Maddie must have been taking some Disney wash towels and putting them behind her in her stroller. I went to the counter and paid for the cell phone and we left the store and continued shopping. It wasn't till about an hour later we seen these extra little trinkets that she had taken from the store. So we head on back to the Disney store while Maddie is happily chewing on her new treasures. We told the teenage clerk that the little 15 month old took these things without us knowing it and we wanted to pay for them now. She was not amused and kind of looked at us like we were criminals. So I paid the $3.00 to Disney because we all know Disney is hurting for the money and told Maddie it's not right to take things without paying. She just looked at us and continue chewing on her new treasures. Moral of the story, Grandmas should not get blinded by the beauty of pink and Disney should not put little trinkets at kids eyes and hand levels.



12 comments:

Stephanie said...

This is my favorite Maddie story ever! I laugh every single time!

June said...

Princess Aurora is Sleeping Beauty! Maddie is the cutest criminal ever! Love the christmas tree cursor!

Irene said...

Oh Joan...if Maddie is anything like almost every other toddler/little girl...she, and you, will know EVERY princess, inside and out. It is a fun age, but Christina went through a phase at 3 where she wore princess dress up clothes every single day. It was cute, at first, but as the clothes got older, rattier and dirtier, it wasn't so cute any more.

Very cute story!!

Christine of Epiphany said...

That's so funny! The sour saleslady must not have ever dealt with little ones, if she looked at you like you were criminals. I think it's funny; and it happens a lot, I'm sure!

"Mulberry" is a BBC series from the 90s, it only went on for 2 seasons, but it's very quirky and entertaining. A big, decaying manor in England is advertising for yet another person to be domestic help to the "old trout" who lives there. A young man who is a stranger (Mulberry) ends up on the doorstep of the manor to accept the position before it is made public, and he is a mystery to them. (The 'mystery' is part of the storyline~ he is the son of Death and Springtime, and he's supposed to be there to send the old lady to her afterlife, but he can't bring himself to do it.)
He and the old lady hit it off right away, and though she will always be prim and he will always be funny, odd and quirky, they have a great friendship and respect for each other.
It's a nice angle to see on a tv show, to focus on a friendship love, instead of romantic love! The looks of humor and understanding the two give each other are priceless!

judy said...

That reminded me of the time Shelly took something from Kmart. I also went back into the store to pay for it and the cashier just looked at me like I was nuts.

Judy

Nunnie's Attic said...

That's Sleeping Beauty! When my cousin Andrew was still in a stroller, my aunt had taken him to the mall. She noticed in Kaufmann's that he had a shoe from Thom McCann. HA!! She had to pay for it because it made a lovely chewing piece for his little gums. No one in her house could wear the shoes. HA HA HA!! Although the lady at Thom McCann got a chuckle out of it. She probably had kids.

Love,
Julie

T*mmy said...

Seems to me they should also hire more personable clerks...but then customer service is getting to be a thing of the past!

I love pink...pink...pink...pink...LOL!

Have a great day! =)

Christine of Epiphany said...

Joan, I thought I should pop on over and tell you that I didn't see Mulberry on PBS~ I've never seen it on there, in fact. I found out about it from a friend, and paid the 5 bucks to get the dvd through Cincy library's Interlibrary Loan!

LivingTheLife said...

Oh! Joan...grandbabies...how much fun they must be...and isn't it so much cutier and funnier when they do something than when our kids did the same thing as children...well...I guess that is how it is...I can only imagine...b/c I keep hearing about how much more FUN grandchildren are!

As for the clerk and you paying for the "lifted" items...at least you offered to BUY them...you could have just told her, they were "stashed" by the Baby Bandit and that you didn't need NOR want them...and then proceeded to give them back...I bet that would get their attention...and possibly alert them to move some things around.

Thanks for the laughs...children really are priceless...

blessings...
Teresa

Kellan said...

Cute story and she is so adorable with her little treasure.

(There's a little Christmas tree that floats around on your page - instead of the mouse arrow - cool - I guess you new that).

Take care. Kellan

Sandi McBride said...

ah, don't be mad at Maddie...lock her up in a hug and tell her she's not to be naughtly again! Bad store for tempting a princess~!

photowannabe said...

Great story and little Maddie only thought she was "helping"...
Loved the Christmas tree icon that followed me around the page.