This morning after getting the boys new haircuts we went to the grocery store to get food to put in some food donation barrels.
Mike and Robbie were great helpers, running across the aisles cans in hand helping me get the stuff from random corners of the store. We were able to hit the major food-types requested by the food bank in a reasonably organized fashion.
Pretty good, right? Cans are stacked up, a good assortment of items, we followed the list of food items that were requested on the side of the barrel. In short, we were good little instruction-followers.
But Chip, being 3, is a little more ‘energetic’ in his shopping style. He was securely strapped into the cart, but that minor detail didn’t stop him from getting in on the action. He eagerly observed his brothers loading up my shopping cart, and every time Craig parked him at the edge of an aisle, he just started tipping food into the basket.
He’s got an interesting selection technique: grab whatever’s closest. So Craig just had to keep parking him in front of non-breakables. And sale items.
Chip can rest easily now, secure in the knowledge that he has singlehandedly resolved the great Tarted Pop Shortage of 2007. All hail the power of the mighty 3-year-old!!