It was purple and sparkly…


That’s my defense. It was purple and sparkly. The eraser, that is. And I stole it.

Let me back up. I was in first grade, and was out shopping with my mom. At the time I had a strange penchant for carrying plastic bags around, and I remember asking for one at the Disney Store. For the record, I have no idea why my mom brought a 6 year old and a 1 year old into the Disney Store, but I distinctly remember carrying that bag around.

We were on our way out, and walking through a department store. I was swinging the bag and there was a small purple sparkly eraser in it. The strange thing is, I don’t remember how it got there. I can tell you how I think it got there. My 6 year old self saw that sparkly eraser and needed it. Knowing mom wouldn’t buy it for me, I slipped it into my large Disney Store bag, probably figuring no one would notice.

So here I was, swinging my bag around, on our way out of the department store when something weird happened. My mom knew I’d stolen something. I can only assume it’s a super power acquired in Mommy School which I have yet to attend, but she just knew. To this day I still don’t know how. So, right beside a display of Polo shirts she made me open my bag and show her what was inside. Then, we went to a register and paid. I was allowed to keep the eraser and used it in school.

The thing is, I felt guilty every time I used it. Clearly another mommy tactic to teach me a lesson.


This post inspired by Mama Kat’s Losin It writing prompt, write about a time you stole something.


About Megg

I'm a 28 year old, newly married, newly living in Washington, librarian trying to find a job in a library. Meanwhile I'm working with kids and spend my afternoons playing Mancala and reading picture books. Come along for the journey as I share recipes, decoration ideas, photos, and hopefully gain some insight from the internet and fellow bloggers.

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