To some, grocery shopping is a simple chore. To others, it is torture of the highest order, an amusement park for Adultitis. In our book, There’s An Adult In My Soup, Kim wrote about her hatred for grocery shopping and suggested some ideas for making it not only palatable, but even enjoyable. In this episode, we share 5 ways to make grocery shopping more fun.
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- Like the Adult In My Soup trailer? Watch it again!
- Our viewer of the week was Akemi. Stop by her website Yes-To-Me.com for a shot of inspiration.
Akemi - Yes to Me says
Oh wow, I won the prize? So cool!
I think my inner child is the one who gets all the intuitions and inspirations. And she likes those silly toys at the grocery store, too.
Yep, you’re the winner! Thanks for contributing to the show, Akemi!
Steven Sauke says
That has to be the best trailer I’ve ever seen! It pretty much blows the trailers for Lord of the Rings and Star Wars out of the water. I imagine it’ll blow the trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader out of the water, but since that isn’t in the water yet, we’ll see. Must go pre-order book. I don’t know if I’ll ever eat the soup, though. I think I’ll want to preserve the can as is. Maybe something like Jason’s wiener whistle.
I do the “Treat Yourself” option a lot. Probably a little too much at times. That’s fun. I think Doug could have used some vocal warmups before performing his…um…aria…or something…in the store. :-) Also, I’m a little concerned for the poor kid he left among the vegetables. I don’t think that would be an advisable way to say “Adios, kiddos.”
I also like to visit important places like the Disney Store. I have friends who work there (that is, I met them at the Disney Store, and I only ever see them there, but I’ve gone so much that we’ve become friends). I like how the Disney Store’s cast members are basically big kids. Also, when I’ve visited foreign cities, such as Chicago and Paris, I’ve spent some quality hours in the Disney Store there. I recently discovered one of our local malls has a Lego store. My inner child went wild. :-) (Hey, that rhymes!)
Working at Nintendo, I get to go to the company store on a regular basis. That’s a big kid’s paradise. :-) I don’t always buy something, but I go there all the time.
Yep, Doug has a little work to do in order to properly channel his inner “Journey.”
I just wonder what the other shoppers were wondering.
Debbie Frazier says
Hi Kim & Jason,
I’m so excited that I won the pinata…I’ve made and bought lots of pinatas for other people but have never had one of my own. I have decided that I will fill it with Chocolate bars : ) The problem is I can’t decide when to use it. My birthday is 8 months away and I don’t think that I can wait that long. I guess I’ll just have to have a Merry Unbirthday party. That would be a good reason to make a carrot cake with cream cheese icing…hummmmmmmm…I think I may have hit on something.
Yes, you may have HIT on something…a piñata maybe? :-)
My favorite thing to do at the grocery is to see how many people I can get to smile. Either by doing something nice for them, like getting something off a high shelf or just by saying hi. When my son was around 3 he got into it as well and decided to take pennies to the store to give to the older adults he would see. He’d say”Watch this mom”, then he’d give them a penny and a big smile and then say”Mom, did you see that smile” We’d both leave the store feeling more happy!