The “S” word

Yes, dreaded shopping brings out my kids faster than I can blink. They nearly always want to go with me for some reason. Why? I haven’t figured it out yet but I had to go shopping tonight. Nothing major, a few little things at Fred Meyer. What do they end up doing…. MATH! What item is cheapest? How much are 4 of these? How much are these items each? We spent an hour in Fred Meyer with them doing math. I don’t object but I wanted to be done shopping and they wanted to have fun with it so I let them! There were parents and other shoppers smiling and commenting on how wonderful it was to see kids excited about shopping and doing the math and learning about bargain hunting. It’s a skill they need for life and one that is NOT taught in school! Hurray for life skills!