Friday, February 01, 2013

The Best Way to Take Wild Boys to the Grocery Store at Night

...have them go as superheroes.

I had to get to the grocery store one evening. Not only were we short on food in general, we were out of cereal. And this pregnant lady has got to have her cereal about 3 times a day. I knew that there probably would be a bribe involved when taking two tired boys at night to the store. And I was okay with that. I was thinking maybe a cookie or a coke. Or both. Whatever to ensure the wild boys wouldn't go too wild in Super Target.

We were getting ready to leave, and L Child asked if he could wear his Spiderrman costume (he is pretty much wearing this any time he is home now). I said, "Sure." I was thinking, Whatever you want. Maybe this will make going to the grocery store *fun* at 7 pm. I asked C if he wanted to be Flash. Of course he did.

So we went to Super Target: Mama, Spiderman, and Flash.

And it was the BEST trip to the grocery store EVER. The boys are usually pretty good shoppers. But there's usually warnings given. Reminders given. An occasional lost privilege. But this trip was better than morning trips to the store when the boys aren't grumpy and tired. Better than when there are free samples everywhere. 

Because superheroes are good guys. 
They make good decisions. 
They keep their eyes open for bad guys (Spiderman shot webs at any that passed by). 

Flash talked a bit, but it was all about being a superhero. Spiderman didn't talk much at all. And he would only answer to "Spiderman" or "superhero." Let's just say that Spiderman gets waaaay into character.

Needless to say, I'll be shopping with Spiderman and Flash here on out.


Mom aka Kimberly said...

I love it! I remember Summer's blog (I think it was her's) when she took her boy in his superhero costume to the store - I thought it was hilarious - and it is with our boys too!

Sharlene said...

I LOVE IT! What a wise woman you are and I'm sure in the superheroes' eyes you are the BEST MOMMA EVER!

Jacqueline said...

What a great mom! I love this!

RitaKay said...

How fun! And I'm sure that the other shoppers were having fun too -- I would have liked to see it!