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Today's Outing and a Visit from the Tooth Fairy

June 29th, 2013 at 06:50 am

The tooth fairy came last night and F woke me up at 5:50 am to see what she brought! Our tooth fairy always leaves a certificate (that I designed on Pages and print out as needed with the relevant date) and a toy (I keep a stash of little toys because you never know when a tooth is going to fall out).

The plan for today:
- house stuff: vaccuum, clean our bathroom, load of laundry
- take F to her friend's house for a playdate
- while F is at her freind's, go to the fire station I'll be renovating and measure (D said he'd help me)
- pick up F and we'll meet my high school English teacher (who is visiting) at the Teahouse. They have gf pastries, $5 each, and I will ask F share with me; I only want a few small bites (trying to cut down on sugar).

The Teahouse is good in that you order at a counter so you don't have to split the bill. I'm not a fan of splitting the bill. Almost everyone I know is financially better off (this is one of the facts of life when your daughter attends an expensive private school), and we usually just split the bill in half. This almost always means I pay more than if I'd just paid for my portion.

I hate asking if we could separate checks or divide according to what we ordered, but if the disparity is too great, I'll do it. Have you noticed that I'm not very assertive? (I guess I am about some things, but not so much about money; I don't want people to think I'm cheap and I don't like to make a big deal out of things). I think what a lot of people don't realize is that while $20 to them isn't that big of a deal, it is to us and our budget.

Anyway, Teahouse has a counter, so no worries about that today, and F is really looking forward to meeting my 11th grade English teacher!

1 Responses to “Today's Outing and a Visit from the Tooth Fairy”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I think that someone else expecting me to pick up part of their tab actually makes them look cheap, like they are trying to take advantage of the other party by splitting the bill equally when I have a $10 meal and they order a $25 one. I've learned to quietly ask for separate checks right at the beginning of my order. I'll simply say "And this will be on a separate check," to the waitress or waiter and then proceed to order. I don't make a big deal about it, but I say it. It did take me a while to get to that point of speaking up, but I felt strongly enough about it when I got shafted too many times on the bill. And the ones that did it always skimped on the tip, too. Drove me crazy.

    Glad you got a counter service so you don't have to deal with that. Hope you have fun with your old teacher. There's a few I wouldn't mind running into again.

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