We have a rule in our house that the girls are allowed to buy ice cream at school on Fridays and only Fridays. The girls know this rule and understand the rule. Well, I checked their lunch account on-line Thursday night after they went to bed. Chandler has apparently decided that everyday should be ice cream day and bought it every day for the past two weeks. The real kick in the pants is that she asks Chris every morning on the way to school which day of the week it is and on Fridays she cheers that it is ice cream day. What? Scamming us at six years old???
So, Friday after school I sat Chandler down and pulled up the account on the computer.
Me: Chan, do you know what this is that we're looking at?
Me: It's your lunch account. Mama can look at it from home.
Chan: *complete look of shock, horror and fear* Oh. I think I know what this is about.
Me: You do? What is it then?
Chan: *monotone voice* I've been buying ice cream every day when I'm not supposed to.
Me: That's right. So now you can't get ice cream until after Thanksgiving break and we'll check your account together every week and if you don't follow directions, you will need to pay me for all of the extra ice creams that you've bought. Do you understand that?
Me: Do you have anything that you would like to say for yourself?
Chan: I can't help it. I love the ice cream so much.
I hope that this is not the beginning of a serious addiction. :)