Summer is supposed to be a time to slow down, sip a sweet tea and watch the kids play in the sprinklers – and maybe even join them as the mercury consistently hovers right around 92 degrees. So, do that. The laundry will wait (trust me, I tried playing chicken and it wins every time).The bills will wait (unless it’s the water bill, they don’t mess around in these parts). But your kids won’t.
As the girls get older, it’s harder to do even simple things as a family. Grocery shopping with everyone in tow is the same stuff nightmares are made of. A trip to the post office requires approximately 15 pounds worth of fruit snacks and sippy cups. But we always try to make it to the farmer’s market together, even if it means each of us yelling, crying and demanding a snack at some point along the journey. If we all pout simultaneously, can we consider it an organized family activity? I think so.
Even with the tantrums, we got some incredible goods at today’s market.
That would be:
- Two dozen, free-range, organic-fed eggs
- One bunch kale
- slicer tomatoes
- green peppers
- Vidalia onions
- Sicilian eggplant (the zebra-patterned ones)
- yellow cornmeal
- canary melon (more on that later)
- zephyr squash (the yellow/green ones which are similar to crookneck, but sweeter)
- sweet peppers
And, I finally decided and ordered my new diaper bag! Thank you, dear readers (all twelve of you) for your input. I’m really excited for it to arrive so that B will stop pointing to our current diaper bag and screaming “NACK!!!” (snack) repeatedly. The new bag should throw her off and I’ll eek out a few days of silence while she continues to ransack the Vera Bradley bag for leftover raisins. That kid is like a vulture on roadkill, I swear.
Do you think it’s ethical for vendors to sell produce/food goods that they didn’t grow/raise? Do you think they should have to disclose this information to shoppers?