Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mike and Ike's anyone?

I am not a fan of the Mike and Ike candy. Andrew is not a fan either. And yet, there is one of the big movie sized box of their fruit variety pack in our kitchen right now. How did they get there?



Anyone thinking of pointing a finger at the almost two year old? Oh yes--she stole them from the Blockbuster tonight! While standing in the check out line so her daddy could rent him a video game, my sweet little girl swiped a box of candy off the shelf and brought it home. Of course, Andrew didn't realize it until after the two of them got home.



Now, if my child was a little older, we would be having a lesson about taking things and driving back to Blockbuster to either return the item or pay for it with her own money. But with a little one that doesn't understand? I don't know if I have the energy to head back to the store tonight.



Add this to the milestones my daughter has achieved--she just had her first theft. Oh my.

14 comments:

sarahybethy said...

I was a shoplifting child. Of course I didn't know you had to pay for things. I just knew you went to the store to get things you wanted..lol. I stole a carmel apple when I was two.

Just another thing to add to the baby book...or not :-)

I don't think a tour of prison would do her much good at this age. (totally kidding!!)

Nikki said...

That reminds me of the time Emma, at age 2 1/2, took money out of the offering plate at chutch.

Give joyfully...to the toddler!

Tracey Robinson said...

Love it!

Hey, you could be like my mom, who tried to convince the manager of the Shaw's grocery store when I was in 1st grade to actually call the police and have them come handcuff me when I was caught shoplifting Snickers bars. He kept saying "But, your daughter is 6. I'm not calling the police on a 6 year old".

And my baby sister stood there sobbing "Don't let them take Tracey to jail!"

True story. I never stole again.

But yeah, I guess Mags is a little young for that, eh? :)

Mixed Up Me said...

Oh my goodness, I am sorry, but this made me laugh, and it was a much much needed laugh for today . . . Little Miss Maggie, the Toddler Thief! Too funny!! This will be a story to tell her when she's older, and you are absolutely right, she has no idea what she even did!
Have a great night!

Becky, Rob, Zach, Nick, & Christian said...

I'm telling you - it's Blockbuster's fault having that seemingly endless maze of tempting, sugary-goodness near the check-out counter.

We rarely go to Blockbuster in our town, but just two nights ago we headed there to rent a Wii game. My son's (ages 6 and 3) devised a plan in which one of them would distract me while the other would chuck a box of Sour Patch Kids onto the counter along with our game rental before I could notice it. Much to their dismay, their plan was foiled when the cashier realized what they had done and asked if I really wanted that candy. :)

Perhaps this is all part of Blockbuster's marketing scheme! :) Thanks for sharing this cute Maggie story. :)

SUV mom said...

My youngest's first theft was a hose nozzle. That's right. A hose nozzle. Ponder that one for a bit.
At least Maggie stole candy. LOL

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, I know I shouldn't be, but I"m laughing so hard. We have come very close to having that happen with Gabby (she'll be 2 in December) but not yet. Too funny!

"hey, mama!" said...

Ah, the joys of toddlerhood. :)

Cinnamon said...

She is starting early! I at least waited until pre-school and even then it was worth more, I snagged a Strawberry Shortcake doll. Man was I in some deep trouble after that, lol. ;)

Debbie said...

Mmmmmm -- I love me some Mike & Ikes! Good grab Maggie! :-)

Elle said...

ROFL - Karis steals (unfortunately). I have to look in her purse, in her pockets and under her shirt before we leave a store. My other one just throws items in the cart (which technically isn't stealing). BUt I fixed Karis' wagon and told her the cops would be mad. She's since then stopped. P.S. I LOVE Mike and Ikes!

Monica said...

LOL! My daughter swiped a .99 mask at Halloween from Baby Gap once. I was so mortified (of course now it's funny, and we still have the mask almost 8 years later!).

Laura said...

There see, your wit is back! ;o) I too was a shoplifting child, the shame. At least with Maggie around your life will never be dull! Thanks for the giggle today.

Megan Williamson said...

I'm comforted by the fact that I'm not the only one who has to rent hubbie video games at blockbuster!