As any mom of a toddler knows, going to the grocery store can be a pure and utter hell. Then throw in a 1 year old with the toddler and you don't even have to go to the gym that day. I mean you spend have your time yelling, don't touch that, we don't need that, all while trying to remember what is on your list. Then you get to your car, you don't even know what you bought and you hope those m&m's your 4 year old threw in will be good enough for dinner.
Tonight was different...the grocery gods must have been looking down on me (because on Saturday they were not). I picked up Henry and we headed over to the Harris Teeter. I talked him out of the racecar cart because those things are not easy and talked him into the "shopper" in training cart.
He happily walked through the aisles with me, discussing the items he needed. We talked about fruits and veggies and discussed the meal plan for the week. He put everything into his little cart and we went on our way. Of course we had to have peanuts, watermelon and Star Wars fruit snacks.
Then we passed the beer and wine section and he told me his cart was too small for my wine. Gee, thanks kid, because that is usually the only thing that gets me through these trips.
We went to check out, he loaded the groceries and even answered the cashier when he asked if we found everything we needed. I was impressed. Maybe this is how I need to shop from now on. Since, he was so good he got the free cookie. I love ending a good shopping trip with a cookie. He told me I could even have a bite.
Here he is with his purchases.
I'm sure this was once in a lifetime but for today, I'll call it a grocery shopping win.