I recently wrote a little card to Anya and enclosed a gift certificate good for one Yogurt Time. Chances are we're going to go get frozen yogurt at some point, and the gift certificate just makes it a little bit more exciting and to further the excitement I made the certificate good for 4 toppings instead of the usual allowed 3. If you decide to do this with your kids, I would word the "Expires: Never" differently because she was envisioning a trip to yogurt time every day for the rest of her life because "it expires NEVER...so I can use it over and over again!" Nope. The Old Bubble Popper Mom cleared that confusion up right away.
And Ian wasn't left out of something special; he won 2nd place in the coloring contest held at the Wurst and won a free hot dog, fries, soda and ice cream (such a good marketing ploy to get the whole family back in there, isn't it?).
The kids argue about everything so the argument about the gift certificates went like this.
Him: It doesn't really matter if you get a gift certificate or not, because if we go to Yogurt Time mom will just buy me a frozen yogurt too.
Her: Nu-uhhh. No she won't.
Him: Yes she will. Otherwise it's not fa-air. Because when I won the gift card to Powell's for $5 mom just bought YOU $5 worth of candy.
Her: Well I get 4 toppings and you don't.
Him: Yes I do. Otherwise it's not fa-air. Right mom? Right mom? Right mom?
(Mom in corner beating her head against the wall).
What is it I'm supposed to say Justine? Equal isn't always fair?