I’d say that Miss Frugal is a pretty typical 13 year old right now.
She’s permanently attached to her phone or her iPad and seems to be in constant contact with her friends be it on Messenger, Instagram or Facetime. If you ask her then she’ll tell you she loves school but isn’t keen on the lessons part of it (?!?) and the only reason that she enjoys it is because of her friends.
She loves clothes although while the weather’s so miserable she’s more often than not in a pair of pyjamas when she’s at home and she has a bit of a makeup obsession that she funds mostly by using her pocketmoney to buy new things but she’s like a magpie if she sees makeup at home. She sneaks it up there and unless I’m quick, I’ll never see it again!
Last week, I bought myself a new foundation, used it once before work and then it mysteriously disappeared.
I should have known to check her room first but I thought I’d done a good job of hiding the fact that I had new makeup!
After looking everywhere it could have been I went upstairs to find her in her room casually sat doing her homework – with the bottle of foundation sat right next to her! I used my best stern voice and asked her if that was my brand new foundation that she’d taken and do you know what she said?
Oh, that. You can have it back if you like as it’s too dark for my skin!
I gave her a quick telling off which involved the words ‘don’t take what’s not yours’, ‘think about other people’ and the obligatory ‘I’ll take your phone off you if you do it again’ and went to put some foundation on.
Except I couldn’t because the bathroom mirror had disappeared!
Back to Miss Frugal’s room I went to discover that she had borrowed the mirror to apply the stolen foundation!
I reclaimed the mirror and put my foundation on finally, about half an hour after I’d started but that’s not even the end.
She then asked if she could come with me to the shop as the reason she’d used my foundation was because hers had ran out and she wanted to get some for herself. I’m not a huge fan of her wearing makeup but the school allow a light layer of foundation and nothing else so that’s what I allow too and as as she was using her own pocketmoney to pay for it I said OK and told her to hurry as I was wanting to get away.
As I was coming downstairs she shouted that she would wait in the car for me so I went to put my boots on only to find they’d disappears. Safe in the knowledge that it couldn’t have been her this time (she’s a size and a half smaller than me) I had a good luck round before giving up as I knew she was sitting in the car waiting.
What do you think I found when I went out to the car?
Yep, Miss Frugal sitting there warm and toasty in my Ugg boots!
I give up. 🙂
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