This weekend Parker and I did a little retail therapy. And he was shockingly restrained.
Every once in a while I make a pilgrimage to Trader Joe’s. The closest one is 45 minutes away. Initially, Parker was not thrilled at this prospect. But I lured him into the car with two promises:
1 – We could stop at Old Navy and he could pick out some t-shirts. He likes that they have crazy designs. I like that the clearance rack shirts cost about $3.
2 – He could help me select items for his lunches at Trader Joe’s.
And so we went. At Old Navy, he was beaming after selecting two Angry Bird t-shirts and a pair of Angry Bird sleep pants.
And then on to Trader Joe’s where, as I said, he was amazingly restrained. He declined most everything, including the mini whole-wheat bagels (I bought them anyway because I know he’ll love them) and strawberry yogurt smoothies (I bought them anyway and he inhaled one as soon as we got into the car).
But he did stock up on Greek yogurt of every imaginable permutation, every possible form of organic jerky he could find, some cured meats, a few cheeses and (in a moment of weakness on my part) a package of chocolate-covered potato chips.
Daddy stocked up on wine and organic meat.
For dinner last night, some of that meat — a whole chicken — got rubbed with an obscene amount of garlic and rosemary, then roasted. Which means chicken leftovers for lunch today. Using some leftover squash buns we had, I turned the chicken into simple sliders.
Add some of last night’s leftover mashed potatoes, a star fruit and some of the bison jerky Parker selected and we’re off for another week of lunches…