On Saturday morning I collected Little from a club. We then went to visit Great Nanny and do a bit of shopping... First mistake was taking him shopping when we were both hungry. As soon as I saw we were near the fish section of Waitrose I knew my purse was going to be stung big time... "Ooh look Mama, big boxes of sushi, and look at these smoked salmon things, Mmmmm, these prawns look good. What are these shell things?" I thought of resisting and he knew I was thinking of resisting when he said "Well I have to try all these things if I'm going to be a good chef!" As we didn't have anything planned for lunch into the trolley went...
Waitrose Scottish Crescents Smoked Salmon at £4.59
Waitrose Mini Dressed Crab at £4.99
Waitrose Organic King Prawns (cooked and peeled) 2 packets for £5.00
and one rustic loaf that I don't recall the cost of.... He's been saying that he's going to be a chef since he was about three years old. He never falters from this. My only hope is that he changes his mind before he actually starts to work... As much as I really want them both to be able to cook I'm not sure I want for them to be stuck in a kitchen cooking for a living...
I guess I could have said no it's all too expensive but the problem is that when he wants to eat such good food and shows an interest in different foods that most children his age would turn their nose up at I just want to say yes.
It does go to explain though why Hubby and I feel that we sometimes have to be frugal with food in other ways. More of which another day.