3.16.2009

Target Market

Our little town is turning into another bituminous field of land erosion, ozone depletion and consumerist overspending. Across the street from the "old" plaza with the grocery store and dry cleaner, they're building a New Plaza with a grocery store and dry cleaner. And Target. And Best Buy. And. And.

As we're driving by the construction, Boo says, "If someone was selling you, mom, I'd buy you."
Thought bubble:
Is there a learning opportunity here?
Should I point out we don't buy people?
How can I make this positive?
I stumbled over and edited past several options before settling on an awkward chuckle and a "Why, thank you, honey."

"I don't think anyone else would buy you."

Why, thank you . . . I think.

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9 comments:

Grace said...

Precious Boo. I think he couldn't imagine anyone but him having you! That is a lovely thing.

Julie said...

That is priceless. I got my laugh for the morning. Thank you.

Lora said...

well, no one else matters.

but I'd buy you!

mamawhelming said...

Boo's thought bubble: "No one else had better buy my Oma!"

brenda said...

I'd buy you, but you knew that

Third Mom said...

Awwww :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

This reminds me of when my husband gives me compliments like, "I love you honey. In spite of all your overwhelming and incredibly irritating personality flaws, I really love you."

Thanks, you dork.

iMommy said...

I'm pretty sure that's what we call a "back-handed compliment" - LOL!

incognitomom said...

That's funny. Nothing like a kid to keep our feet firmly planted on the ground. My nephew once told me he loved me even though my legs were looking a little chunky that day. Good thing they are so cute.