Parenting win. A kid that can spot Costco sales. At Costco there are times when she’ll spot that winning combination of the yellow highlighted lower price and something that she wants. To further her argument of reasons to purchase, she taps that little foot and states “but it’s on sale”. Can’t argue with the girls logic.
Awesome right? Until she thinks you’re cheap.
Friday night we went bike shopping, or bike-looking because we came home with nothing. Toys R Us was crazy and we brought Violet so could barely push the cart through the bike aisle. Canadian Tire? There were two styles of bikes – and that’s all. She didn’t like either. I don’t blame her. They weren’t pretty. Walmart? We went in for kids shampoo and caffeine fixes and stopped in the bike section to have a look. No luck. Lots of bikes. None of them were ‘her bike’.
So. We came home. We watched some Matty B and she fell asleep. The next morning my parents came over to see the kids and Olivia was talking to my Dad as she rode her bike (that’s admittedly up on the highest level of seat it can go) and had an interesting conversation.
“Grampa, My bike sucks because Carson was riding on it and now when I go like this (turn fast) it goes wobble-wobble. Last night we saw a princess bike but we didn’t buy it because it wasn’t on sale” of course, accompanied by those threenager sighs.
Funny thing is that we made no mention of the prices in-store. I wanted to avoid the traditional princess bike because we anticipated this bike lasting for a couple of years and didn’t want to go through the “I don’t like Cinderella anymore” when next year comes around. So, avoiding the princesses and finding a bike that was going to suit a four, five and six year old?
|this looks so much bigger than her toddler tinkerbell bike!|
We found the perfect bike, Little Miss Match ($118)
And it wasn’t on sale. Take that kiddo. You’re mother is not cheap – she’s frugal.