Friday, June 28, 2013

farmers' market fun

I think farmers' markets are the perfect places for kids to do a little shopping. I gave Alfredo $14 and a little bag and told him he could buy whatever he liked. I added that I really hoped he would make healthy choices.

Here he is buying some cranberry orange apple bread...





 
Isn't he seriously adorable?
 
And here he is with all his market purchases...
 
 
The bread, blueberries, bologna, and 2 ears of corn.
 

 
We talked a lot about making choices and about how things add up quickly. I encouraged him to interact with the folks at the stands. He tasted samples and reflected on which items would make good purchases. He asked questions and made really wise decisions. He was really close to buying a chili pepper plant but then changed his mind since he doesn't eat spicy food. He picked the blueberries because he wants me to make him some blueberry ice cream. When we came home, he had a lunch with all his market finds....and he ate every bit of it.

12 comments:

Julie Clark said...

Yes. He IS seriously that adorable standing there looking up at the vendor. What a great experience this was. You don't really need any suggestions from us. You know that. Right? :)

Julie said...

Such a creative and fun mom you are!

Debbie B said...

Our granddaughter loves to go to the Mennonite farm near us and look at all the produce (she also loves getting a glimpse of their horses often tied up near the market). We also like taking her to an apple farm a nice drive from here. I may take your idea and let her run with it sometime. She just turned 4 and already loves to shop. I will have to be careful though and make sure she doesn't want to bring chicks home on their animal sake weekend. She loves eggs and would love to have some chickens.

cottage power said...

Hello my friend,
Our Cobb movie theater has FREE movies for kids in the morning and there's an art studio a couple doors down.

Love,
Linda

Lucy said...

So Cute! XO

Beedeebabee said...

He really is seriously adorable! :)

Suz said...

Amy,
He is truly adorable. Truly!
I am trying to find my way back to Bloglandia. I miss the fun and joy of creating!
Hugs,
Suz

Suz said...

Amy,
He is truly adorable. Truly!
I am trying to find my way back to Bloglandia. I miss the fun and joy of creating!
Hugs,
Suz

Kelly K said...

Hi Amy! That is seriously cute!! And he did make some great and yummy purchases. Have a wonderful summer dear friend! :) Kelly K. from Idaho!

Bevy said...

Love it!! and he made good choices...thanks to his learnings from his parents. Good job, mom and dad.

charlotte said...

and that is the cutest thing I've seen yet. And the smartest parenting! xoxo

Lori Bei Durst said...

Really really love this! He is going to be an awesome adult !