My two youngest daughters have decided to go into a life of crime. They didn't consult with us (the loving-you-no-matter-what-you-do parents). They just did it. I'm sure they enjoyed it. And I'm not sure, but I think they might do it again!
My wife finishes the shopping and gets out to the car with the groceries and the kids. That's when she notices that the little angels decided to do a little shopping of their own. And since NETHER of them have any money (that we know about) it was a shock to my wife. I guess it would be considered a drive-by stealing because they were in that little car cart. I was just envisioning them as Thelma and Louise. (Only without the sex... and the drinking... and the guns... and the suicide... and definitely NO Brad Pitt (sorry, honey)! But other than that... Straight up Thelma and Louise!)
OK. I know that stealing is bad. It's still bad even when they use a not-so-bad-sounding term like shoplifting. Shoplifting sounds more like seeing something in a store that you want so badly that it becomes a religious event. (Like, "I saw these shoes I just had to have. It was a shoplifting experience! All of the cashiers rejoiced!") Now, you can call me sad if you want but I was more upset with what they stole than the actual act of stealing. They took Chicken Noodle Soup (OK), Pepperoni (Hmmm) and Kleenex (What the... Kleenex???). Now, we need to talk.
If that happened, I would have no choice but to teach them the err of their ways when we got home and were mounting the TV on the wall. And I think there are a few Blu-Ray movies that would do a better job than I ever could explaining the negative side of the path they have chosen. I don't have a Blu-Ray player yet but I AM taking 2 kids to Best Buy. And they BOTH need to learn a lesson.
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