For the last couple of months, our family has had a Saturday tradition that I absolutely love. No lie – it’s one of the high points of my week.
Every Saturday, we get up and go to WholeFoods and Harris Teeter.
Now, I know that these are perhaps not the places that spring to mind when you think of Heaven on Earth. But these two places, along with Target, are my favorite places to go. I don’t even need to buy anything; I’m perfectly happy just to wander around and look at things. (Although it’s unusual for me to successfully wander without buying…) But I digress.
So every Saturday is grocery shopping day. AND awesome-breakfast-at-WholeFoods day. The routine is: go to WholeFoods and get the things that we need to get there. Check out, let LB pick a treat from the kiddie wagon, and have DB load our bags into the car. Then, we go back in and get breakfast from the hot bar, which we enjoy in the little café area in our local WholeFoods. Afterwards, we head across the street to Harris Teeter to get all of the things
that are too damn expensive to buy at WholeFoods that we prefer to buy there. And then we go home.
It’s simple. It’s quick. But it is seriously one of my favorite parts of the week.
Maybe it’s because I adore grocery shopping. ((I know you think I’m joking, but I kid you not. I adore grocery shopping. All I asked for for my birthday this year was to have a solo trip to Harris Teeter.)) Maybe it’s because the Littlest Brewster adores people and is always on her best and cutest behavior when we’re out and about. Maybe it’s just that I like spending time with my family and I like having traditions. Who knows? No matter the reason, it’s always a good time.