Friday, January 18, 2008

The Shopping Game

Tonight the Big D and I went for our weekly date. We go out to eat, usually at a local Mexican restaurant, and then do our grocery shopping. I hate to do the shopping so it helps to have him with me. Actually, he does a better job of it than I do.

I wanted to share a "game" we play while shopping. It helps to pass the time for me and almost makes shopping fun. We both read StarGirl by Jerry Spinelli and love the game she played...The Card Game. If you don't know what I am talking about, read the book! The shopping game is our weird type of made up game like Star Girl's. Here's how you play:

As we shop we look for merchandise that is out of place. You know how shoppers pluck something off the shelf and then decide they don't want it so they plunk it down somewhere else? We look for those objects. The first one who sees something like that asks a question. It could be: "Say, did we want to get some dish soap tonight?" This is while we are pushing the card up the candy aisle. Who ever finds the most misplaced objects at the end of the shopping adventure, wins!! It is fun to keep score and see who can ask the funniest questions. Usually I end up thinking he is serious about his question and simply say: "No, I don't think we did."

Anyway, it passes the time. Another week of grocery shopping is over. AND we laugh at all the weird places people try to get rid of their mistakes! Try it and read Star Girl, if you haven't already!