We went to the grocery store again today at our usual late morning time. Sean brought in the two older girls while I Bjorned (yes, I did just make up that verb) Penny and grabbed a shopping cart.
When I got into the store, the girls said, "Mango, Mommy!"
I assumed they had just snagged a mango sample and so proceeded to shop.
I was wrong. They wanted mangoes.
Ella demonstrated this by running away from Sean toward the mangoes. I followed, trying to coral her. A grandfatherly type man stopped to watch, smiling and laughing as my little bean ran toward her goal. When we rounded the display, I noticed there were no samples.
"No, Ella, No!" I yelled, trying to maneuver with the cart and Bjorn.
Too late. Ella snatched a mango off the display and took a big bite, skin and all, then dropped the mango and ran around the display to avoid me. The man laughed and laughed and commented that I had my hands full.
We bought mangoes today. Ella seemed to enjoy her bite, even with the skin. At least she chose a healthy snack.