I made my grocery list last night, which is probably missing something because that’s how I like to do these things, so that Brinky and I could head to the store this morning before it got too crowded. We’re just having a nice quiet Thanksgiving here, but I of course still plan to make a delicious turkey (wrapped in bacon – the best way to do it!), mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, gravy, rolls and a couple desserts.
We’ve been having a little trouble at the grocery store the last few months, me and Brinkley. He wants to climb out of the cart and run away from me. I don’t want him to. So I often use my Ergo carrier and do my shopping with him strapped to me. But I’ve started to think he could handle the cart again recently (and I’m probably totally jinxing it right now). So this morning I let him ride in the cart. We get a cookie as soon as we get into the store – that certainly helps him stay on good behavior.
He used to turn terrible once he finished the cookie, but he was good today, and we casually shopped and filled our cart.
A nice big turkey, bread for turkey sandwiches, marshmallows for the whipped marshmallow cheesecake I’m trying out this year, and of course some frozen pizzas. Those aren’t for Thanksgiving though. (Unrelated, my husband eats Palermo’s frozen pizzas every day, so if anyone deserves to win the $100,000 Palermo’s Pizza Payout, it’s us.)
Brinky was so good and cute at the grocery store today. Halfway through he started laughing like the whole experience was cracking him up, which amused me and various other shoppers and employees, I think. All in all, he was good company at the store today.
When you walk through the store chatting with your toddler who doesn’t talk back, do you think people think you’re a little crazy or just a normal mom?