Today I asked my daughter if she'd like to go to the grocery store with me (risky on my part since our local store recently shut down their "kids play place" area because of the bad economy). I figured it'd be better late than never to teach her about picking out a ripe pineapple or the perfect bunch of bananas.
You see, thanks to that play place, she hasn't done a huge amount of actual shopping with me in her 5 long years. Instead she spends the hour or so in that little germ room while I wander the aisles trying to stick to my list. I would pick her up at the end, spray her down with hand sanitizer, she'd have a pretty picture to show me and we'd both head home, happy. I thought that since she'd be starting kindergarten in the fall, I'd better not miss out on the experience with her.
Her response: "Only if I can get something."
Good thing she's cute.