What my daughter told the Target store cashier…

My 4 year-old daughter just told the cashier at Target, who is African-American, that she is black like her. Yeah, I kid you not. (Please note, my daughter is actually pasty pasty white – like one of those skin colors that you think desperately needs a tan.) So why did she say that?  Well she decided to color marker all over her body and her color choice for her arm was black. She thought that it would be awesome to let the cashier know that they had something in common – their skin color.

Lucky for me, the cashier loved it. She put out her arm and they compared their two colors. It was extremely kind of that woman and you better believe that I’m going to go back and get a Target credit card from her next time she asks…. Ok, that’s probably not true because those cards are deadly and I’ll end up buying fancy hair products that don’t work just to save that whopping %5, but I will definitely be making her my favorite cashier. That is until my daughter colors her arm orange and we’ll have to try to find one of those teenage cashiers that over uses fake tanning sprays…



  1. The things that come out of kid’s mouths…thank goodness that cashier had a sense of humor!

  2. LOL!! From the mouths of babes! Kids can be so darn hilarious at times.

  3. This is why I hide the markers, lol!! Seriously though kids do say the darndest things!!

  4. OMG! I’m glad the target cashier was nice enough and actually played along!
    I have to say, other than this being pretty darn funny (and a tad embarrassing for you I know), the fact that your 4 year old thought about going to that length to find something in common with the cashier, is admirable. That alone deserves BIG kudos! :)

  5. hahah!! too funny! So glad that the cashier had a sense of humor and played along! That was totally awesome. kids have no filter. and many times it can be total embarrassment. 😉

  6. Oh I just love that you shared this story! AWESOME!
    Carrie @ Just Mildly Medicated

  7. Melissa says:

    Hilarious! My little brother wiped a booger on a cashier once. Glad your cashier had a good sense of humor!

  8. That is really adorable and what a cool cashier. What were you feeling while all this was going on? Did you turn red? Were you agast?

  9. Kids are so innocent. And it was great that the cashier played along. Sometimes, people get offended so easily and play that race card and it’s so unnecessary. A sense of humor really goes a long way.

  10. Oh my gosh, this is hilarious! I probably would have done that weird nervous laugh that grows into silent shaking with tears running down my face. Because I’m classy like that.

  11. Do you have to be young to do this? I mean marker my arm.

  12. Oh my gosh I love this! I have a multi racial family and my 3 year old colored his arm brown to match my 5 year old! I should introduce him to your daughter. :-)

    Jessie @
    Then I Laughed

  13. LOL!! Kids!!! You just never know what they might say!

    • Martinis and Minivans says:

      Truly! I’m sure that cashier had a hilarious story to share with her family that night!

  14. Funny stuff. I love kids, the way they think and the things they do. I was watching an almost four year old myself the other day. We spent 15 minutes singing everything we had to say it was great.
    The whole Farrah thing…I’m not up on MTV but yours is the second post I’ve read about her. She really did that for her kid, huh? Wow!

    • Martinis and Minivans says:

      Yeah, she really did. Now she seems to be mad that people are judging her. Really? Wow. She might be the world’s dumbest person.

  15. Just love your blog! Yes, kids always have a way of embarrassing the heck out of us LOL Just stopped by from the Linkin’ with my Ladies Hop. I followed you and can’t wait to read what you have to say about Farrah Abraham!

  16. Oh my goodness, glad the cashier had a sense of humor.

  17. Have you ever noticed that Target cashiers are way friendlier than Walmart ones? The Target people will engage you in conversation and at least don’t seem tortured to be at work. The Walmart ones barely make eye contact with you. hmm….
    New follower from the More Than Mommies Mixer :)

    • Martinis and Minivans says:

      Absolutely! I think that the ones who work at Walmart have to wrestle with the fact that they have to wear unflattering blue vests…

  18. How considerate of the cashier to play along. She is probably a mom herself who understands the embarrassing things kids say. My 5 year old does it all the time and almost makes me not want to go anywhere with him. At least I have the teen years coming when it will be payback time. :)

  19. Oh, that is too funny! My son used to refer to people by the color of their shirt and it was pretty awkward when he would yell across the park “Hey, black girl!”

    • Martinis and Minivans says:

      I literally just spit out my drink when I read your comment. Absolutely hilarious!

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