Scenario One : Mommy and Per Christian go to the grocery store in the middle of the day. He’s well-rested from his morning nap and ready to charm the world. Per Christian happily sits in the front of the shopping cart, mischievously reaching for and grabbing things off the shelves every time I turn my back. Despite these setbacks, the cart is filled with wholesome fruits, vegetables and various other items that perfectly correspond to my carefully prepared shopping list. We spend less money than expected and leave well before any cranky restlessness sets in.
Scenario Two : Mommy and Per Christian and Pappa go to the grocery store on Saturday, the timing of which is based on Pappa’s work and Premier League schedule. Per Christian happily sits in the front of the shopping cart, giggling at Pappa who is mischievously reaching for and placing unknown items into the cart every time I turn my back. I start to wonder whose cart is next to me, its only recognizable feature being the handsome little boy in Osh Kosh overalls grinning up at me. Because of these setbacks, the cart is filled with only some of the things from my carefully prepared shopping list, and more likely includes beer and spicy sausages and cases of wine and Cava and strawberry cheesecake ice cream and frozen pizzas and – wait – who put these totally-addicting-and-therefore-totally-forbidden potato chips into my cart?! We spend way more money than expected and leave well after Per Christian’s cranky relentlessness has set in.
Scenario One is certainly enjoyable and much more peaceful. But, truth be told, Scenario Two is a lot more fun and results in a lot of laughter between Mommy and Pappa.
Which scenario is it in your house this week?