Going to the grocery store with Seth, or any store for that matter, is an adventure and a challenge. I find myself having to repeat the word “no” over and over again and trying to stay strong against a very persistent 12-year old.
No matter where we go he can always find something he “needs.” My wife is much better about resisting his asking. I eventually cave and give in to his requests. Which is why whenever I say I need to go to a store for anything he jumps at the chance to come with me.
Most evenings after dinner he convinces me to take him to Walmart for supplies for his latest idea. I end up following him around Walmart listening to his running commentary about why he really needs this and that. It has become a joke in our family and if he does not ask me, my other two kids will chime in and ask me for him. I always tell him he is going to make a great salesman.
He knew exactly what he wanted to make his mom for Mother’s Day – The Ultimate Gigantic Cheeseburger. We left the store with a giant tube of ground beef and other supplies for the cheeseburger. He made and cooked a small hamburger and then covered it with a lot more meat and made a giant hamburger. He put the huge cheeseburger between two small buns and presented to his mom. He was very proud of it, and she thought it was sweet of him to make it.
He has big plans for other meals he is going to make and I am sure he will insist I run him to the store for supplies.