I have to do a lot of shopping at obscure grocery stores in order to cook for my GAPS Diet, and I find it too tiring to try to do this with all the kiddos in tow. I typically do all of my hunting and gathering on Saturdays so that I can go by myself.

Sometimes I try to convince one of the kiddos to come with me. The 4-year-old is usually an easy sell.

“Gabriel, want to come shopping with me this morning?” I ask with an enticing smile that promises fun things ahead.

“No, fanks,” he says. “I haf better fings to do.”

Hmm….he might actually be onto something.