This is the second week in a row that we didn't get to the Farmer's Market!
Today didn't happen because G2 and friends needed to be driven to a paintball birthday party - yup you read that right! - for 10am and Papa didn't want to head to the market alone.
I guess the silver lining of not going is that it keeps more of the little grocery money left in my pocket. But, I feel bad because Papa loves his yogurt from Smyth's Dairy - he usually has it for breakfast three plus times per week! He said he will be fine with the "regular" yogurt that G1 and I like.
I am not 100% sure about what's going on tomorrow morning but, as I am writing this, I just remembered we aren't going to be able to go next Saturday to go either!
Hmmmm.....I'll have to talk to Papa about what we should do later. Hey, Ms. Sandie! If you are reading this, just a little heads up I *may* be texting you later for directions to your farmer's market! LOL
Back to the paintball deal....
I was very iffy about letting G2 go. There were 15 kids in total and only 4 of them were girls. They had to wear long pants and sweatshirts in 95 degree heat AND it was over THREE hours long! Obviously (from the above paragraphs) I let her go. And, thankfully she came home relatively unscathed - unlike her BFF who has a knee that is bruised to bits! G2 thought it was an okay time but not okay enough to try again - unless possibly in cooler weather and that's a huge possibly. G2 says she much prefers laser tag - Yeah, I would too!
Here's something that is bugging me though (and maybe it's because I feel cranky/tired from our exploring yesterday which I will write a post about in the next few days). So, here's the scenario and please, guys, tell me what you honestly think if it was your kid in this scenario....
So, this was a birthday party for G2's BFF's boyfriend. I'm going to add that his father is a doctor and his mom a midwife - because they are known to be extremely well off. (The birthday boy had made a comment while I was driving him in my car about G2 being "poor" awhile back.)
Anyway, G2 was instructed to bring $20 with her to help pay for "things". The best answer I could get out of her after the fact was the kids had to help pay for extra paintballs, the pizza, and tipping the pizza delivery person. So, factoring out the birthday boy and his brother, that's 13 kids that had to each bring $20 to cover expenses...at a birthday party!
It seems bizarre to me....
When G2 had her amusement park birthday party, the kids paid for incidentals (like games or the skycoaster ride) and most of them brought a little cash for lunch, BUT I paid for everything else because I felt it was my place to do so since we invited these kids to a birthday party. And, remember this was an overnight party so I also paid for dinner, breakfast, the cabin, etc.
I (half-jokingly) told Papa this afternoon that maybe this is the reason why we don't have as much money as some of the other families in town....because we pay for everything and I am constantly driving everyone else's kids around.
Anyway, having to bring money to a birthday party just irked me quite a bit. G2 shrugged it off and took it out of the allowance money I gave her for the rest of the summer.
What do you guys think about asking these kids to bring money to help pay for extra paintballs, pizza, and tipping the delivery person?
Am I just being cranky? (which could very possibly be...trust me I know this! LOL)