Okay, never, and I mean NEVER take your kids food shopping just before dinner! I come home from work today to the resounding harmonies of my two daughters voices, “Mom! There’s nothing to eat!” Never mind the fact that the cupboards are full. It’s just not full of what THEY want.Youngest thought she would be so helpful and made a list for me. Sweet! Then I asked her to tell me what she wrote.
Are you ready? Crackers, cookies, ice cream, popsicles, corn puffs, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sugary cereal. Oh yeah, deli. Nice to know she had all the food groups represented. Sweet, salty, and spicy.
In an after work haze, guess what I do? I actually take her and the list with me to the market, and add a roasted chicken for good measure. Don’t you know I bought everything on that damn list! But I was real good, honest. So many foods were calling out to me, “Buy me! I’m delicious! I’d look great on your belly and thighs!” I resisted them all though, and only bought the crap on the list.
Okay, I revise my initial statement. Never, and I mean NEVER go food shopping, alone or with children, before dinner! I wound up with a belly ache just unpacking the bags!