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Christmas Shopping With A Five Year Old – A Flash Fiction

20 Dec

“I told you no.”

“But mommm…”

“Don’t but mom me. We are shopping for Christmas presents for other people, not you. If you keep this up you’re going to lose pizza on the way home. Is that what you want?”

“No! I want pizza.”

“Then stop begging for things, and help me pick something out for your teacher.”

“Something for Mrs. Benson?”

“Yes.”

“Why?”

“Because, Charlie, it’s traditional. Now, what do you think she would like? We could get her a pretty scarf, or some earrings, or maybe a gift certificate for a coffee shop.”

“She doesn’t drink coffee.”

“She doesn’t? What does she like to drink?”

“Hot chocolate. Today she had a biiig hot chocolate with a candy cane sticking out of it!”

“Did she get it from a store or make it herself? You’re shrugging. Um, did she throw away her cup when it was empty?”

“Yeah.”

“What did it look like?”

“It was white.”

“Oh boy. Uh, did it have a brown paper thing around the middle?”

“Yeah.”

“Yeah. Okay, did it have a drawing on it? Words?”

“Ummm…”

“I can see the gears turning. Can you remember?”

“It…had a green lady on it.”

“Yes! I know where she got it. We’ll get her a gift card for that place.”

“Okay. Hey, do we have to get presents for all the kids, too?”

“We can if you want.”

“Nn…Yes!”

“Nn-yes, huh? What should we get them?”

“Tonka Toys!”

“How ’bout something smaller?”

“Legos?”

“I meant something less expensive.”

“We could just get a present for one of them.”

“Just one? Which one, Charlie?”

“Becky.”

“The Becky who pushed you off the swings last week?”

“She didn’t mean to! She just wanted…”

“Yeah, I know how that goes. What do you think Becky would like?”

“She wants a koala.”

“This is going to be a more interesting shopping trip than I’d thought.”

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TiW9yI0YOA

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