Mommy Pants

My Military Momma pants were put on today. I’ve been serving my country long enough to know when they need to come on. From the beginning….

Last week at the mall I needed to buy Pillow Pets for a fundraiser. I don’t know anything about them, and there’s a kiosk (there’s your first hint) at the mall that sells them. The guy (who of course, isn’t an English speaker) assured me that they were real – “see the tag?”

Well, they’re not. I can’t auction off fake Pillow Pets.

So I returned them today. He argued with me, saying that I knew there weren’t any refunds, and that it said that on my receipt. I told him that the only receipt the salesman gave me was the credit card receipt, which I had in my hand. I was never told there weren’t any refunds. (There probably aren’t any refunds because he’s selling a fake product!) We “talked” back and forth about it – I made him call his boss. I told him I wasn’t leaving until I could speak to whomever he worked for. Long story short, I got my refund…. only because I threatened him with my Mommy Pants. Well, threatened to make his life miserable today if he didn’t “help me out”.

That friendly smile went out the window when he gave me an attitude, so the Army wife pants came on! I really hate doing that, but I WILL NOT be lied to.

And of course, I had two our of four kids with me, and while I’m having debate class with the sale guy, my three year old wants every stupid stuffed animal pillow there. (I refuse to call that imitation a pillow pet)

That problem solved… although I would have really liked the $45 bucks back on my credit card…. I get home and there are packages at the door! YIPPEE!!!!

The costumes for our Disney trip arrived. Well…. parts of them. I ordered three dresses for the kiddos to wear. One white with a burgundy sash, one gold with a burgundy sash, and one burgundy one with a burgundy sash. Not that hard, right???

You’d think.

I got:

a white dress with a white sash.
a gold dress with a good sash.
a loose burgundy sash.
a burgundy dress with no sash, and possibly the wrong size.

When I held the burgundy dress up to the appropriate child it will be on, it seemed very short. It’s supposed to be a size 6. I matched it up with the gold dress, that is supposedly a size 4, and they are the same size. So… which one is the wrong size? I’m guessing the burgundy one, since the gold one is for my three year old, and it seems to fit right, but she can wear some size 6 dresses if they are cut weird.

Ugh. We leave on the 15th, and nothing seems to be going right. The seller of the dresses just got an inbox full of my Military Mommy Pants. Hopefully they will fix the situation, and promptly, or they’ll be issuing me a refund!!!

What else is going to go wrong today?

(maybe I shouldn’t have said that…..)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarahballance
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 20:34:23

    Oh, crap. I’m annoyed FOR you. I’m also impressed (although by this point not surprised) that you guys wear costumes to Disney. We’re lucky to be DRESSED by the time we drag our butts to the park!


  2. iamhouseholdsix
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 20:59:50

    Well, the costumes are for a very special event – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. You get to dress up and go trick or treating around Magic Kingdom. We LOVE it.


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