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Old 01-17-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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OT - What We Do For Our Children!!
Aaarrrggghhh!!!!

Ok. Here's the deal.

We don't do much for our children's birthdays, preferring to go all out for Christmas. But this year, since my daughter injured her knee (she is a very, very good soccer player with high aspirations) and we want to cheer her up before her knee surgery, we decided to splurge.

DD's 15th birthday is on Monday. I was so proud of myself for finding "THE" backpack (purse-thingy) that she HAD to have. I found the name brand, not-so-cheap, item on Ebay, paid a GREAT price for it and didn't pay too much for shipping either. It's sitting in one of my drawers waiting to be wrapped.

However, yesterday she went online and showed me (I guess to clarify)the backpack she wants (me-thinks she went into my email before I got home and found the confirmation email tucked away).

Anyhow...

And...you got it...I got the WRONG one! The girl decided that the one she showed me before (the same pattern as the knitting bag I received for Christmas) is actually black, and she wants BLUE.

And she says, oh so sweetly, "I didn't mess you up, did I?"

Aaarrrggghhh!!!!

I calmly replied, "No, Sweetie, you haven't." Aaarrrggghhh!!!!!

My husband's response: "Haven't we bought her enough already?"

Uh, NO! ... Considering this was her MAIN gift!!!!!

After she went to bed, I scoured Ebay. There are a few of this particular item up for bid, but the auctions don't end for five or six days. Reminder...her birthday is MONDAY!

So, this morning I spent about an hour trying to track down this item. I finally found it at a store two and a half hours from my house. So now I'm paying full retail + $15 shipping to get it overnight.

How many brain cells do they say we lose with each child we birth?? Must be a lot to do what we do!

I guess I'm going to hold onto the other bag I bought until Thanksgiving and list it on Ebay.

Anyone want a NICE backpack???
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: OT - What We Do For Our Children!!
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Aaarrrggghhh!!!!

Anyone want a NICE backpack???
Got a picture?

Sorry for all the aggravation...teens can be so--what's the word?--oh yes, teenager-like! You're so good to put up with it, I'm pretty sure my parents would've told me to enjoy the color they bought or I could be SOL (their favorite term growing up).
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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Wow I sure hope your daughter knows how a great mom you are. There is NO way my mom would have gone through all that. But then again I was a teenager way before the Ebay era.

AHH teenagers. They make your life interesting... sort of
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Got a picture?
Hmmm...now that's an idea!

Will post when daughter isn't looking.
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:37 PM   #5
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Here are the pictures...isn't it lovely...



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Old 01-17-2007, 06:55 PM   #6
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yes that IS lovely
and I may be one of the meanest mommies out there but I would not have bought a second of the same thing just to help with one of mty kids acting Snitty (my description for that kind of behavior)

I have WAY to many bags, or I would offer to take it off your hands
take care

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Old 01-17-2007, 07:31 PM   #7
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I think the good news is that you shouldn't have any trouble selling the backpack for the price you paid, or better. I would sell it ASAP, since Vera Bradley changes their fabric patterns quite frequently.
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Oooh, that's purty! What a great Mom you are to go and buy another one. I know mine would have said to deal with it!
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:34 PM   #9
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That IS really cute!
You should be able to Ebay that or Craigslist it no problem.
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how much would you want for it? i may be interested. you can pm me if you are interested in possibly selling it to me. thanks!
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