Stealing Situations

I was quite the spirited child and often got myself into trouble, even stealing. Luckily, I had some amazing people to help me along the way.  Now I have my own well-deserved spirited child and find myself in very familiar situations.

Today I’m visiting someone you will adore.  Tatiana at Living Life and Loving It writes with amazing heart and humor and has a weekly feature called “Her Story.”  I’m over there today talking about an experience I will never forget!

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of Every Day:  Sincerely appreciating the exhausting efforts of my parents.  


  1. Loved your story over there.!

  2. Thanks, I shall look there.

  3. Thanks for the fun new site! It’s always nice to find new friends.

  4. Great story! Did you recently make a new banner? I love it! Just ignore me if it has been there the whole time and I just now noticed. =)

  5. I LOVE when parents keep their kids accountable. It’s a rare thing these days. I remember stealing once from the grocery store when I was very young. Unfortunately, I don’t remember my punishment. But, I do know that there was one because my mom found out. And I NEVER went without punishment/consequences. Never ever..

  6. Loved the story! A similar thing happened to me when I was young. I was so mortified, I NEVER did it again. Kudos to you for taking her back to the store!

  7. Sounds great – on my way now!

  8. Another smile for the day! I always come away from your post with memories of my own experiences especially raising the spirited ones. Blessings to you for a smile today. I will pop by and visit your friends site.

  9. I will check it out!

  10. I’ll stop by there. Parents really are awesome. 🙂

  11. ““Love. Your. Stories. Totally. Xx

  12. I’ll have to check it out! : )

  13. Great story! Reminded me of when my then 7 year old daughter stole a CTR ring. A CTR ring~ how ironic!
    She’s 21 now and we still tease her about it!

  14. Thanks for sharing the tips, just in case I need it. You are such a great mom. Although I couldn’t really blame you as I might do the same with those rasberries. How could you resist rasberries that were ripe but untouched?

  15. Just came over from Tatiana’s blog. Love your story! New follower!

  16. God never gives us what we can’t handle! I have a difficult child too and I think it’s payback for my childhood. And I’m strong enough to be able to handle it.

  17. Love the guest post. I can use some of your tips. I have my handful with one of mine:) Thanks for writing.

  18. I am on my way to read the guest post. I love your inspirational quote, yes parents are the greatest.

  19. Off to read it!

  20. The burying idea is so clever actually. I don’t know why that didn’t work? My Mom made me literally wash my mouth out with a bar of soap for calling my little brother a name. That one worked….soap tastes bad. She made sure I was really gagging on it too;) My poor Momma!

  21. Read your post and I so agree with how you handled the situation. Holding our children accountable is an act of love they will appreciate when they’re older:)

    Hugs and Mocha,

  22. Love the story, so glad you’re able to teach your kids the same lessons you learned

  23. Always great to reflect! =D

  24. I just read it and it’s great! I hope I don’t have the same situation with my daughter one day, but if I do I hope it’s over something as awesome as M&M’s!

  25. what a wonderful lesson and touching story.
    you had me laughing too, of course. when you mentioned it was all of her savings. 60 whole cents! hahaha
    so cute!
    i love the idea of burying it. i seriously love it. so smart.
    i’m crazy emotional, but it makes me very teary eyed. what a wonderful way to bring closure to a life lesson.
    i just might have a few thousand things i could write down and bury.
    thank you so much for sharing.
    lots of love to you, awesome mama!
    maria <3

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