As could be expected, the weather here in Northern Michigan went from perfect to wet and cold in just one day. We needed a new, creative indoor activity and came up with The Squash Shop. It proved to be entertaining, educational, and also was a brilliant color, size and texture recognition activity for Owen.
Colin: “Come and buy a squash! They are only one dollar each. If you buy one, you will like it!”
Me: “Do you have any striped squash today?”
Me: “Thank you, Sir. I’d also like to buy one bumpy squash.”
Me: “That’s okay. I prefer my squash shaken, not stirred. Hmmm . . . I am having a lot of company for dinner. I should probably purchase another. I would like a yellow and orange squash, please.”
Colin: “Store Worker! Now she wants a yellow and orange one.”
Me: “That’s right! Thank you. Now I guess I’ll just pay and be on my way.”
Colin: Wait! You should buy our biggest squash. It’s on sale. If Nana was here, she would buy it because it’s on sale.”
Me: “It’s on sale? May I please see it before I decide?”
Colin: “Actually, it is free now. Zero dollars. Like when the farmer gave us our little pumpkins for free. You are our best customer, Mommy.”
Me: “Thank you. I appreciate it and really enjoy shopping at The Squash Shop.”
Me: (giggling, because my child just used the word blog in a sentence): “I don’t know. Probably.”
Colin: “So other people will see pictures of our squash shop? Tell them we are all sold out and to get their own squash.”
Me: “Okay, Colin. I’ll let them know.”
So, this is me letting you know . . . The Squash Shop is SOLD OUT. Get yers own squash!
Just a note: For those of you thinking that my child may be rude, think not. The “get yers own” phrase is a family joke between my boys and their Grandfather, and is meant in a silly way. Colin said it with a grin upon his face!