Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lettuce Love

I have been bad about grocery shopping this month. As we ran out of things, I just sort of shrugged, and dug deeper in the cupboards for other things we could use up.

It got bad enough that Todd last week offered to do a nighttime run to the store since we were out of all fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, milk, eggs, and bread. Personally, I think we could have managed until the end of the week, but he was willing to go.

The next evening I made a simple salad from the lettuce and tomatoes that Todd had bought. When Caleb came into the kitchen and saw the fresh salad his face lit up with glee as he said, "Lettuce!!! You bought lettuce?! Oh, Thank you, Mommy! I love lettuce!" And then he came over and wrapped his arms around me to give me a hug and a kiss.

4 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Not very many kids would get so excited about lettuce. That is hilarious.

ennbee said...

anne marie is right - in my job as a social worker, i sometimes ask my kids what their favorite food is. the number one answer, far and away, is pizza. other favorites are chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, and hot dogs.

one day, a 6-year old boy told me his favorite food is spinach. "spinach???" i said. "yes," he said, "especially spinach salad with red onions."

ooooookaaaaaayyyyyyy.......

:)

Valerie said...

If he liked that, he'd LOVE my back yard! I'm bringing you lettuce...

Emilia said...

We will take lettuce from you! Any time you want to share! I loved the picture of Mimi leaning against the fence to snitch it, btw!