So, check this out, I am going to post a few blogs to get warmed up here. This is Orion doing some shopping at a dollar store, cool, kind of. But here is the rest of the story. I gave him an item limit which was one dinosaur and one Easter item.  We walked up and down each aisle, randomly selecting items from the shelf. Pausing periodically to weigh his options for one item versus another. Constantly asking him questions. In fact, if you were an observer from another aisle you might think I was talking to an older kid. This is what we do, constantly talking, whether he understands or not. Anyways, 45 minutes later and two items for him, we made our way out. Take your child shopping. Talk to them about every item on the shelf. Ask for their input if they may like it or not. When I do this, Orion does not know the difference between extra virgin olive oil and regular oil. But when I talk about it to him, he is fired up and agreeing.

Published by John Schmitz

Happily married to an absolute dream come true woman, Ami. Who has blessed me with two absolute dream come true children, Orion and Cassi. Now my goal everyday is to do life with my children. Whether I go shopping or in the kitchen cooking, my children will be right there with me. Talking through my actions, involving them in decision making and understanding options available. Pitching tents, trails to hike and adventures to come, they will be my side.

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