Some months back my 16 year old son found some motivation hiding in his room under his pile of filthy socks and used it to draw a poster for a contest sponsored by Shop with a Cop, in which he won the $250 first place gift card to Kmart/Sears.
That's first place for our entire school district here in rural northern Nevada. That's around 100 kids and a good 1000 head of sheep. And a couple of blackjack dealers. Maybe some hobos.
Still, it's an accomplishment to be proud of. Especially since the kid owed me $75 dollars. I was willing to take trade in merchandise. He got his photo in the paper and a free gunlock too. We don't have any guns but his school backpack is secure.
My son made some responsible purchases for himself. He bought a winter coat because the one his loving parents purchased for him was considered dumb looking by all the sheep even if it was warm. He bought a set of speakers and some school supplies. He purchased a desk lamp of the lava variety.
...and for 59 cents on clearance he purchased a shirt to cover his nakedness.
In trade, I purchased a new sheet set to cover my nakedness in a very high thread count. Blue. The old sheets turned out to be one of the most worthless purchases I've ever made. There is a very wealthy domestic maven who might get her product returned to her in the mail because I've never had crappier bedding. The only reason I didn't replace them sooner was because I didn't want to waste the money I'd already spent on those wrinkled catastrophes and the sheep had left lanolin stains.
These new shop with a cop sheets got put on my bed yesterday...and oooh...if they ain't fancy to lay upon! They are like covering my mattress in a thick tarp of crisp cotton love!
My husband slid between them last night, got wide eyed, and declared, "Me want woman!"
So I acquiesced.
...and the sheep got shooed away.
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