Forgive me a small diversion into the area of “cutesy”, but this just made me smile – laugh, actually! While I was grocery shopping today, I saw the cutest little girl grab her mother by the coat and absolutely shriek with excitement, pointing at a box on the shelf: “Mama, MACA-CHEESA-RONI!!!!” Oh, those cute little voices say the cutest things.
Looking back on shopping trips with my own children, I do recall that there is another side of shopping with small children: “Mommy, Mommy, MOMMMY . . . I WANT THAT!!!” That part . . . I do not miss!
And, of course, the object of desire is never a vegetable. Has anyone ever heard a young child beg a parent for a fresh veggie . . . of any kind . . . at the grocery store?! Have you ever heard an excited little voice cry out, “Mommy, Mommy, . . . “BAY GAHS!” Or “RUDY BAIGAHS” or anything resembling “rutabaga”. I think not.