Ever since I was little I have always loved going to the grocery store. I have vivid memories of my little self dancing down the aisles, helping my mom shop, and being oh-so-excited to bag the groceries. My mom taught me at a young age how to perfectly pack in as many groceries into those brown Acme paper bags - it was like my own personal Tetris game. And ever since then I have gotten enjoyment out of strolling down the aisles, looking at specials, picking out fruits and vegetables...I am a huge dork, I know.
Being a stay at home mom I try to get out of the house on what I call an "adventure" every day with Marlo. Most of the time this involves going to a store that sells food, be it Stop & Shop, Costco (another post to come on my dear Costco) or our favorite, Whole Foods (at Legacy Place in Dedham) - all which are within a mile from our house.
Now that Marlo is eating basically everything (2 weeks until Peanut Butter - I cannot wait!) it makes it even more exciting to shop for food. I love buying new things for her to try, and love even more to watch her face as she eats them. It is also getting me to try things I wouldn't normally buy. I am now roasting beets every week, eating persimmons, making mini-quiches, all for Miss Marlo. I bet my husband wonders why we order out so much for our dinners!
She also loves to sit there and wave at people which the old people absolutely get a huge kick out of. There is so much stimulation for her little brain, especially at Whole Foods, my favorite place on earth. We spend time looking at all the fancy cheeses (oh! the fromage!), talk to the butcher in the meat section, smell the flowers, feel the fruits and veggies and Mama tries not to spend a fortune every time we are in there, but it is hard not to!
So the point of this post? Just to tell you all I love to shop for food...and eat it...and if you are bored, take your kid to the grocery store!
That is all :)