This morning, on the way to the grocery store, I decided to peek at a few garages sales along the way. I put a movie on in the van for the kids, pulled right in front of each house, left the car running while I scanned the yard sale items and went along my merry way. I found a ton of clothes for Ryan for $.25 each, two coats for him next winter for $1 each, a pair of Vans in his size for a buck, a family giving away FREE boy dress up clothes and several pair of cute pants for Kaylin for a quarter each. It was a successful 45 minute detour!
After I put Jason down for his nap, Kaylin asked me to look at her door. This is what I found...
Those are garage sale signs. Inside, she was having a pretend garage sale.
That is not a messy room, by the way. It's strategically placed items on display for her sale. Over the next hour, I heard the following comments:
"Hi sir! Thank you for coming. Would you like anything I have here?"
"Hello, sir. Are you the same sir? Oh. What do you want? Yes, if you give me $50, you can have anything you want. Except that. Have a nice day!"
"Yes, ma'am. Is that your daughter? She would love this outfit. These leggings go with the shirt and they are very nice together. Thank you, come again!"
"Oh, okay, sir. You can buy that one last thing, but that is IT. Wait - all of that is girl stuff. There's nothing for your son! I'm sorry. Thank you, come again!"
"Do you want these tap shoes? All of this costs money. So come back when you have some money. Thank you!"
"Hi ma'am. I haven't seen you before. Would you like to buy that? It's $10. I'm so sorry that I left you here alone, so...bye!"
"Ma'am, your son would love this. Yes, it is $5. Thank you, come again!"
"Oh sir, you look poor. Would you like something for free? Is that your wife? She has black hair. Thank you, come again!"
"Would you like the bunny ears? Oh, okay. Only the piano? Okay. Thank you for coming. What is your name...? Anna-ham? It is nice to meet you, Anna-ham. Please come again."
"Hello. Yes, I need $15 for that. It's a very special purse. Thank you, come again!"
And then there was the up-sell: "If you're buying that, you might also like this book..."
I can't make this stuff up. And yes, I had this post open as I was eavesdropping so I could quote her correctly. I just love my sweet girl's imagination.