I CAN’T Shop Without My Kids

I CAN’T Shop Without My Kids

How Dad Does Life String Cheese


I hear people, all the time, state that they can’t shop when their kids are with them. I’ve got the opposite problem, so I realized recently. I learned that I can’t shop WITHOUT my kids.

So I jet over to the grocery store to pick up a few items one afternoon. I only need to get a few things on this trip. I pick up some bananas. I grab some apples. I nab a container of pimento cheese. Toss a loaf of bread in my basket.

And then I start looking for a package of string cheese. You know what I’m talking about, right? The individual tubes of cheese where you pull off little strips of “string cheese.” Of course! Well, I am standing right in front of the section for, like, two minutes (a long time!). I can’t find the normal brand that we get.

I start to get a bit frustrated, when I slow myself down and think to myself, “Okay, why are you having such a difficult time with this? Why the mind block?”

Then it occurs to me. I couldn’t find what I was looking for because I didn’t see the package with the blasted cartoon on it! CARTOON!

My kids would have realized that immediately. Not me. Of course not.

A couple things to address:

  1. My apologies to those of you that judge me because I buy something because it has a cartoon on it. Or a prize in it. I didn’t grow up, I guess. Those are still THE BEST kind of foods to buy.
  2. I need my kids. More than I realize. I love being with them. They are a delight to me.

Sure shopping with three kiddos can be wild. But it can be awesome too. There have been a few times where shopping with them has been less than fun. But, honestly, most of the time it is awesome!

When I take my boys shopping, they know it isn’t just shopping.

It is an adventure!

Shopping cart races, getting the free samples together, going to the toy section for a few minutes, looking at the lobster tank, making the automatic lights come on in the freezer section. What is not to love about shopping with kids?!?

That’s the best way to live life. On an adventure. I hope I never change from that philosophy of thinking. I hope my boys carry that with them as they grow and have families as well.




Cheetos Museum…because it’s not easy being cheesy

Cheetos Museum…because it’s not easy being cheesy

Cheetos launched an online “museum” of actual Cheetos that look like “art.” If you’ve ever taken a look at a Cheeto, you’ve probably imagined it being a baseball bat or a tiny sword. For the extra creative people in the world, they see much more.

The Cheetos Museum is a user-submitted museum where viewers can pick their favorite submission. Winners actually get prizes…big money prizes. As in $10,000 prizes.

This is a great way to get your kids thinking in creative ways. It should turn out to be a fun and funny time together imagining all the possibilities.

Or maybe you are just bored out of your mind and have nothing better to do.

Either way head on over to the Cheetos Museum.

cheetos museum on How Dad Does Life


Cheetos on How Dad Does Life


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