Last night, Tal was itching to go grocery shopping. Specifically, she wanted to make the list herself and choose foods that she wanted. For once, we decided to let her — but only if she she bought a few items. So, she carefully checked off her favourite foods on a pre-fab, grocery list — we use up a magnetic, check-box shopping list from Chapters. And off she went with Jack.
Back at home, Jack and Tal unpacked the cloth grocery bags. Tal happily displayed her grocery goodies: ground turkey, chicken thighs to make Indian butter chicken, juice boxes (a treat — instead of her usual re-usable container) and a large chicken pot pie (something I never buy). Hmm — there’s a plethora of poultry in our pantry now.
“Wow, Tal,” I said. “That’s great. Now we’ve got lots of things for dinner. Thanks for going shopping. That’s a big help.”
Tal looked at me and said: “No problem at all, babe. My pleasure.”
I smirked. My daughter has turned into Mini-Me. She’s starting to use my favourite expressions.
What about your kids? Do they copy some of your words or gestures?
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