Oh, sure. She can look sweet enough. But when the UPS guy brings two big boxes full of bright, coordinating, absolutely delicious paper products from Carolina Pad's Eye Candy line…
…why, then, the sweet little thing turns into an eye-batting, sly-smiling preteen who takes more than she could possibly need
and almost more than she can carry. Never mind that the address label clearly says my name on it!
Those packing up a box for me us were so generous that I was able to keep a load of stuff for myself, too, and our little gal grabbed a few things for herself. The boys didn't want anything, lucky us.
I won these pretty goods just for writing a little comment on Carolina Pad's Facebook fan page. I absolutely meant every word I said (something about finding myself wanting to pay the bills, work on school planning, write a novel? – just so I could use their pretty paper stuff).
I very much wanted to win. You see, I'm the gal whose heart palpitated two days ago as my man and I walked into Staples to fax something boring. The task was suddenly so not boring the moment we stepped into the store and I breathed deeply of that ink and paper smell – oh, my! Never mind that boring fax, there were things to look at: pink and green highlighters I don't need, sticky notes I already own too many of, and, goodness, they have the cutest binder-clip-things these days, sold by the cup!
Lucky for me, really, lucky for my man — I'd already received this incredibly generous gift from Carolina Pad, so I didn't purchase anything. I'm set for the rest of the year. I mean, I thought I was set for the year, until this little scoundrel claimed half the stuff for herself.
She doesn't even look sorry.