You Can’t Outsmart a Smarty

IMG_20140616_201258330One of Mai’s favorite new games is removing the contents of our Lazy Susan & placing them up on our kitchen island. I will ask he Mai what are you doing? “I go shopping” “I buy food”. She will name off all the items as she places them up on the island. “Ranch dressing, hot chocolate, barbecue sauce.” I do not love this, but it does keep her occupied while I am cooking or doing dishes. She loves playing this so much that I thought it would be a fun idea to make her her own little grocery store on the shelves of our kitchen island. My hopes of course, were that this would distract her from emptying the contents of my Lazy Susan.

I used old food boxes & rinsed out jars and lined them up in a row on the shelves.

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Mai has a little toy shopping cart, so I thought we could make a fun & educational game out of it. My idea was that she could pick out the items that she wants just as she did with the Lazy Susan & that we could use some of her coins in her piggy bank and make it a lesson in counting and money as well.
Unfortunately Mai was not so easy fooled by mommy’s make shift shopping center. She picked up each container & exclaimed “Oh! It’s empty. I throw in the trash.” And in the trash she threw them. Oh Well! Better luck next time, Mommy.

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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12 Responses to You Can’t Outsmart a Smarty

  1. Sasha says:

    Oh what a fun idea!!

  2. Sasha says:

    Yes but I bet it will be great in a few more months. My daughter would go crazy over this idea I know! 😉

  3. Aww, so cute and trust me I have been outsmarted by my own, too many times now, as well 😉

  4. Hahaha, that is what my daughter would do too! I love it!

  5. I love this idea! My little guy just started to pretend to go shopping too. He has a little basket that he carries around and fills with pretend food.

  6. Hahaha. Such a brilliant idea. Too bad it didn’t work. I might try to outsmart my smarty and see if she’ll bite!

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