Parenting is hard…you have to keep inventing new ways to troll your teens. A few weeks ago my DD begged for some jeans. Having just spent our budget on the back to school wardrobe, I wasn’t too keen on the idea. She was relentless (she really needs to become a lawyer she digs in and will not let go). Anyhow after two hours of bantering (alright 10 minutes but it FELT like 2 hours)…I decided to barter.
DD: MooooooHoooohm, please, PLEASE, PLEASE, I really need some more jeans.
Me: You do not need new jeans we just went shopping, you want new jeans.
DD: OK, I REALLY want these jeans AND they’re on sale buy 1, get 1.
Me: Yeah, that’s how they hook you make it seem like you are getting a bargain by charging $60. for one pair of jeans and get a second pair for free. Where are the $30. buy one get one jeans, I’d be down with that.
DD: Nobody sells $30. jeans it’s 2019.
Me: Alright you want the jeans you need to weed – 6 hours of weeding $10./hour.
DD: Ugh, I hate weeding.
Me: Same. Pinky promise?
…and with that a pinky promise was made and jeans were ordered. This past weekend the jeans arrived and I left the package unopened on the back bench. DD snagged the package and placed the jeans in the wash.
I am now holding the jeans hostage until the weeding is done as agreed. I text DD pictures of the jeans she begged for with notes that say “Save Me” and “Pull The Damn Weeds Already!”. The jeans happen to be called “Cheeky” well, I too can be Cheeky.