Danger – Boy with cart

Tad’s spring break officially starts today. It is now imperative that the Webmaster and I find things for him to do and keep him talking until he goes back to school.

During our hour-long wait to pick up Ane from school after Tad got out yesterday, we decided to go to Yakima Fruit Market (which I have blogged about several times before) – our local produce stand. We hadn’t been there since it reopened for the season at the beginning of March. And with the Webmaster and I both there, I decided it was safe to let Tad walk instead of putting him in a cart.

He ended up doing a little more than walking.

First, he climbed up on the large rooster at the market and managed to stay still long enough for me to snap a picture. All the kids who come to the market love to sit on the rooster.

Tad hugs the rooster

Then, I suggested that we make him do the work, and the Webmaster gave him his own cart. One of the best things about Yakima Fruit Market is their child-sized carts.

I can has cart?

To say that he was excited is an understatment. He went all over the market, pushing his cart and finding more things for me to put in it.

What's over here?

We worked on words – Tad knows the word fruit, but needs more work in differentiating types of fruits. We bought lemons, limes, strawberries, napa cabbage and red potatoes.

Mommy's Little Shopper

He also sampled the new Crisp-Glo (or were they Glo-Crisp? I forget) apples, which were cut into wedges for all to try. They were pretty tasty, and Tad ate two wedges. However, he eats apple wedges as if they were oranges – he leaves the skin on a thin shell of apple flesh. And then he puts it back into the sample tray. Fortunately, his father and I were able to stop him – and finish eating his apple skins.

I think I might have to add this stop permanently into our places-we-go-while-waiting-for-Ane-to-get-out-of-school repetoire.

And ALL markets and stores should have kid-sized carts. Look at the smile on that boy’s face.

3 Responses to “Danger – Boy with cart”

  1. Nana
    April 3rd, 2009 08:39

    With a smile like that, he could be hired as a cart boy! Profits would double.

  2. Doc
    April 3rd, 2009 09:18

    I’m thinking we could bring all the kids and play some game of bumper carts and see how long it would take till they kicked us out!

  3. Darby
    April 3rd, 2009 19:31

    Hi Deanna,

    Love your fruit market pics! I linked them on the fruit market blog. I love hearing about people visiting the market.