Looking to save a little bit extra on those peskily expensive items of produce? Live n' learn, folks, live n' learn. Here's how Nora does it:
We walk to Cermak Produce, our favorite exceptionally affordable Hispanic grocery store. Walking through its vast aisles of fruits and veggies, Nora happily announces that she wants apples! Eggplants! Whatever that spiky thing is! (One of those vaguely Dora the Explorer-shaped pinatas!)
I let her choose her favorites because, after all, hands-on toddlers in the grocery store and kitchen equals hands-on toddlers at the mealtime table! She asks to carry the eggplant. I thank her for her help and mentally pride myself on having such a helpful (and healthy!) child.
Nora surreptitiously takes two bites of the raw eggplant. I let it slide, even though I find it to be very weird.
She carries the eggplant to the checkout. I carry her sister and the rest of the groceries. We pay. Nora tells the cashier "adios." My heart simply bursts with the knowledge that I'm raising an intelligent citizen of the world.
We walk the block and a half home. Right in front of our house I tell Nora- yet again- what an awesome helper she is. She beams up at me and asks if I want a high-five.
As she lifts her left hand, she shifts the contents of her arms to her right side...
...So that she doesn't drop her stolen eggplant.
|The donut was most likely lifted as well.|