Shopping with kids is always a challenge. Shopping with three kids is simply awful. When they were babies, it was a horrendous experience. I used to wait for the mornings where at least one child was in preschool so I could shop with one less kid. Then the kids got older. Instead of the experience getting better, shopping with my kids got worse. Eventually, I had all three in school and I was able to shop in peace. Until summertime. Then I had no choice but to shop with them for the two months they were home.
Yesterday I dragged them to the grocery store to get a couple of things. As we passed by the greeting cards, Princess and Middle-Child decided it was time to read as many cards as they could get their sticky hands on.
The Professor followed me and reported to me everything his siblings were doing wrong.
While in the dairy section, the kids pointed out which yogurts they wanted me to get.
“I’m just getting eggs,” I told them and hurried on.
Frozen foods found me saying no to ice cream, popsicles and taquitos.
I quickly grabbed the crackers I needed and dodged buying oreos, milanos and some other cookie I don’t remember the name of.
At check out, the three fought over who could help me scan at self-checkout.
In one week, they will be back at school and shopping will return to be a productive and serene experience. But it certainly will not be as fun!
In other news, we are still happily buried in tomatoes. For every two we eat, it seems that 5 more are waiting to be picked. I roasted some with onions, garlic and poblano peppers. Put it all together with some lemon/lime juice and cilantro and made some heavenly salsa. The roasting heightens the flavor of the vegetables and makes this a little sweeter salsa. This is also a milder salsa, so feel free to add a few jalapeño chiles to roasting party, as well.
Summer hasn’t completely gone to waste. The Professor started his own blog last week: Boyasaurus.com. He has been a dinosaur buff since he was 4-years old, when we took him to The Natural History Museum in Houston. The giant bones really impressed him! He’s now 10 and hopes to be a paleontologist. His blog will focus on what he loves: dinosaurs, science and crafts. Plus, from a mom’s perspective, it helps him type, write and become tech savvy. So check it out and say hi to my Boyasaurus.
NOTE: The Professor found blogging too difficult to keep up. “No one is reading it, so why should I write on it?” Aint’ that the truth!