Sara and I were doing our weekly grocery shopping yesterday after I had picked her up from her dad's, when Sara found something new that she insisted I get her. Only this time, there is absolutely NO WAY that I can pull this one off (nor do I want to right now)!!
It started when we passed a cart with a new baby boy sitting in his carrier taking a nap in it. And when I say new, I mean new! He couldn't have been more than a month old. Sara looks at him and then turns to me and tells me...
"Mommy, look at the new baby. He's so cute! We need one of those."
I kindly explain that won't be happening any time soon (if ever), and she gets all upset. I explain that you just don't buy babies at the store, you have to make them. I explained that Mommy couldn't make one right now so she'll just have to do without a new baby. She asked why, and I explained that I just didn't have all the things I needed. And of course then had to explain that I couldn't buy those at the store either, that I had to "find" them. And then she says...
"Mommy, if you can't make one then can we just have that one?"
Thank goodness we were already out of the isle where we'd seen the baby and his mother, and I didn't have to deal with any strange looks from her. I'm sure my daughter trying to get me to kidnap her child wouldn't have gone over so well with her.
For the rest of the visit all Sara talked about was this baby she'd seen. She told me that he'd been sleeping, and had a binki like her. She even knew what color his blanket had been, which I hadn't noticed at all. She went on and on about him the entire time we were at the store.
But no matter how much she wants one, she isn't getting one from me! Sorry Sara, but this is the one thing Mommy can't get you! And no, we're not getting a puppy either.