I read this line in one of the blogs that I am subscribed to:
Live your life intentionally so that you create the memories you want your children to have; and so you can teach them the life lessons that you want them to learn
Two years ago, I would stay up late on Friday nights to plan our menu for the next week. Every Saturday, I would troop to the neighborhood talipapa ( Erwin, that means small wet market). I tried to avoid going to supermarkets because I always went home with a bag full of items that we don’t immediately need.
Fast forward to 2012, I am still making menus. I wish there is an easier way to simplify and automate the process. Maybe next time I should blog how tedious menu planning is for me. If menu planning which used to be exciting has become a chore, now, doing my groceries every Sunday morning is always one of the highlights of our weekend. I used to hate the time I am away from Aki whenever I am in the talipapa. I solved the problem by bringing Aki and Hazel to Puregold. About the unnecessary purchases,because of our new year’s resolution, I come up with a shopping list and stick to it.
Aki’s favorite section in the supermarket is the seafood section, particularly the fish ang shrimp tanks. Remember, he is obssessed with fishies. He stays there most of the time while I do my rounds. Once I am in the veggies and fruit section, we reunite and he helps me load vegetables into my cart. Of course, we take this opportunity to teach him about the different kids of vegetables.
After shopping, we eat breakfast in the food court where Aki always eats lugaw with egg (rice porridge), and a cup of yogurt.
When Aki is older and doing his own grocery shopping, I hope he remembers the ordinary Sunday mornings we spent looking at fish tanks and eating lugaw in the supermarket.