I went grocery shopping with DD8 and DD5.
DD5 said she had to go potty, I told her okay that we would go to the bathroom in a minute, I was getting some lunch meat and cheese sliced in the deli at that moment and was almost done. Well she takes off like a bat out of hell and runs to what I assume is the bathroom on the other side of the store. I grab my stuff and DD8 and I chase after her. I get to the bathroom and she is not there and I can't find her.
Well the guy in the butcher block, knows us and got her, then called me to the back to pick her up. I got her, thanked the guy and explained to her that she was to stay right next to the basket and not run away like that. We finish shopping and are about to leave,
I am looking at something on the receipt when DD8 tells me that DD5 has a string cheese under her shirt. I go up to her and tell her to give it to me. She does, I pay for it then throw it away (it was hot and squishy and regardless she is not getting what she tried to steal). I spanked her butt one time, told her that she knows better then to steal things and asked her why she did it. She said she didn't know, that she just wanted some string cheese (I had just bought a huge package). I took the candy I bought her away and told her that she would not be getting anything at the dollar store later when we went. She started crying so we came home.
I can deal with a lot of crap but stealing is not one of them, there is no excuse for that.