Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'll Take Apple

Maddie turns five in a few weeks. Justin and I discussed it and decided that we really wanted to get her something special for this birthday.

Something that she and her friends can use. Something that will keep her occupied for hours on end. Something that was pretty far out of our price range.

Fortunately, my parents, Justin's parents, and other family members have offered to chip in and let the gift be from all of us. Which is a great idea.

So Justin and I picked out the perfect wooden swingset. A 10ft slide, 2 swings, telescope, steering wheel, and a small play area. And handcrafted by the Amish.

I went to the little Amish store to put a down payment on it. It was full of quilts, hand made crafts, dolls, jellies, honey- just about everything that you would imagine would be in an Amish store.

As I was signing the paperwork, she told me that since I purchased a swingset, I was entitled to a free gift. Woohoo! My pick? I'll take the quilt. It will keep us warm when our heat is turned off due to paying for this wooden monstrosity. Thankyouverymuch.

"Next time you come in, this coupon will get you a free fried pie. We have apple and cherry."

"Umm, thanks."

Forgive me, but I seriously believe that if you make payment arrangements for a swingset that will take 24 months to pay off, you are entitled to something a little more than a $2.50 fried pie.

I left the little Amish store, knowing that Maddie's 5th birthday will likely be one of her best.

But feeling like I had just sold my soul to the Amish and all I had to show for it was a coupon for a free fried pie.

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Amy said...

A FRIED PIE????? Were they serious??? That is crazy. At least throw in a free telescop or steering wheel or swing or help w/ assembly. But not a free fried pie (although I do love me some fried pies!) Can't wait to see pics of the swingset.

Nissa said...

:) I would've danced around at the free fried pie. (That's just me, though!)

Very cool gift. I'm sure it'll be worth every penny. I hope Maddie has a wonderful birthday!

Sneezy said...

So they offer to give you something for free and you turn your nose up at it because it's not expensive enough? Or is it because it's just not good enough? Come on now, that's just not nice.

pb&j in a bowl said...

Sneezy, I'm not turning my nose up at it at all. I'm gonna get my free fried pie, believe me. And eat it while swinging on her new swingset.

Thistledew Farm said...

You so deserve the quilt!

Burgh Baby said...

I hope it's the best damned pie that ever existed. And then some.

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