For the past 2-3 weeks, Megan has actually been saving her money. She counted it out Monday and announced ...
Megan: Five dollars! I have five dollars! Mom, is that enough to buy fake nails?
Me: I think so. I wanna' say they're five or six dollars.
Megan: Awesome! Can we go tonight to buy some?
This answer was not what Meg wanted to hear, so after a mini-meltdown, she said ...
Megan: Fine, we'll go tomorrow.
Me: We'll see. Which we all know means, "probably not."
Tuesday afternoon arrives, and it's been a crazy long day. All I want to do is get home as fast as possible, and procrastinate dinner preparation as long as possible.
In the car, on the way home ...
Megan: Mom, can we go buy the fake nails now?
Me: No, not today.
Megan: But I want to go get them NOW!!
Me: Sorry, Meg, but it's too late in the day and I'm too tired to go anywhere.
Megan: I WANT TO GO NOW!!
Me: I'm sorry, but we're not going NOW. Thursday's a holiday. We could go then.
Megan: NOT THURSDAY!! TODAY!!
Me: Thursday, Meg.
Megan: OH YEAH?! WELL IF WE'RE NOT GOING TODAY, THEN WE'RE GOING THURSDAY!!!
Me: Great idea. Why didn't I think of that?
Here's what she did with her fake nails a while back. I'm sure it's all the rage in Europe. Megan has a sense about these things ...