Di, Isn't it frustrating when you find yourself in a situation like this?

I know when I was 7 my mother regularly sent me to the corner store for bread, etc. She expected me to get there and back, handle the selection of the food items and manage the transaction at the sales register.

When my daughter was 4 or 5 she and I used to walk to McDonald's once a month or so, and I would give her money to order her own food. But we discovered that unless she literally waved her money, no one would pay attention to her. And teaching small kids wave money around is not a good thing...

I expect the problem came with the part about selecting the kids who would receive the free candy... And I agree that her Dad shouldn't have eaten the candy without asking. But the damage is done.

I expect that Eagle Heart and Edelweiss are right. Next year, handle it differently, but for now, put it behind you, frustrating as that is.
Boomer in Chief of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.