So when I went to Kmart the other day, I found some unbelievable good deals and it was totally worth trolling those filthy aisles in search of the bargains. Among the good deals they had 50% off all of their clearance clothes and it seemed that all of their summer kids' apparel was clearanced. I got the boys piles of shorts and board shorts and paid no more than $1.75 for any of it.
I also found an adorable little green terry cloth tank and short set and a black tank top with jolly rogers with pink bows and hearts in the eyes for Emawee. SO FREAKING CUTE. And I think I paid $4 total, if even. I got it home and Mr. Ashley proceeded to quarrel with me about how long it would be before she could wear it because it was a size 6, so I held it up to the Big Kid.
Ashley: Look, it's not that big. Especially with a tank top under it. Besides, it was like $1...who cares if she has to wait to wear it.
Big Kid: I wuv it! I want to put it on now please.
Mr. Ashley: NO! That's not for you, it's for Emily. That is a girl's shirt.
Big Kid: But I tink it's weally so cool.
Mr. Ashley: Too bad. You're a boy.
Big Kid: Den why are we even doing dis to me? Why did you holded it up against me? Why are we doing all dis stuff when it's not even for the Big Kid? (about to cry)
Ashley: We bought these things for Em. Presents for her.
Big Kid: (huge grin) For my Emmers? Yes, okay. My Emmers will wike dese tings. Dese tings are beeyootidul and weally so cool dor her.
So the next day I meet up with LK and Em at another Kmart to search for more bargains. The Big Kid goes running up to her:
Big Kid: I got someting dor you.
Emawee: (smiles) Really? What is it?
Big Kid: It is a shirt and some shorts dat are gween and den dere is a shirt with da pirates all over it but da pirates are gruls. It's dor gruls. Dor you.
Emawee: Really?! Where is it?
Big Kid: It is in my mom's car, she will get dem dor you.
Emawee: Oh Big Kid! Oh Big Kid! I really love you so much, I do. Come give me a hug. (hugs). And a kiss (kiss). Thank you for my presents. I love you. Do you love me?
Big Kid: Yes, Emmers.
Emawee: Say it. Tell me you love me.
Big Kid: I wuv you Emmers. (walking away hand in hand)
They behaved for hours while LK and I scoured for bargains. And we scored BIG TIME. I have a wall of detergent. I got bags of cat food for $0.25. I've got so many cleaning products that when Mr. Ashley finally gives in and let's me have a housekeeper, she'll be well stocked for quite a while.
We went out to the parking lot and Big Kid gave his Emmers her clothes and she was over the moon with happiness. He was blushing to the tips of his toes as she squealed and hugged and oohed and aaaahed. We let them ride together in my car to McDonald's and after several moments of silence she said:
Big Kid, really thank you so much for my clothes. I love them. And I love you. Really I do.
Big Kid: I wuv you too, my Emmers. I'm glad it made you feel so happy.
HOW FREAKING CUTE IS THAT?? They are adorable together.
Next Friday we're going to Disney World together for 3 nights and they are both ecstatic. We made paper chains and every night we cut off another loop and I think the grown-ups are just as excited as the kiddos. It's even cooler that they get to do it with their bestfriend.
It's also pretty cool that LK and I will be eating lunch with Cinderella at her castle. We're getting tiaras for the occasion and everything. With all that money we saved at Kmart, and the effort we put forth to do so, we deserve some Goddamn tiaras and lunch in a freaking castle.