Thursdays are school days for Isaac, which happens to coordinate well with my trip to Aldi every week. (Isaac's not a huge fan of Aldi. Something about not having cookies.) Today is one of my bi-weekly trips to get produce, etc.
I have family coming into town this weekend. There's four of them. I have to feed them, obviously, and us. It'll probably be close to double what our family eats considering O and Eliza probably add up to one regular kid.
I'm concentrating hard on how much food I need to buy, etc. Eliza is in the back of the cart because 1.she climbs out of the buckle and out of the cart if she's in the front and 2. I didn't carry her because I was going for a run after our shopping trip where she needed to be strapped down. I felt bad having her "confined" for too long. I'm putting most of my groceries in the back with little Miss.
I stop and get two different kinds of hot dogs. One package of turkey dogs for Eliza and I because I prefer them and they're cheaper. One package of the, more expensive, all beef bun-length hot dogs. That way everyone else can have the more expensive ones, yadda yadda yadda.
I round the aisle, focusing on the veggie produce area, turn down the fruit aisle (so, half and aisle total) and I glance at Eliza. There she is, an entire hot dog in hand, chomping down like its a banana or something.
First reaction: gross. Cold hot dog.
Second reaction: ugh. She got hot dog juice all over her outfit.
Third reaction: how did she get that?!?
I finally glanced down in the cart and she had gnawed her way through the plastic packaging, bitten off most of the tips in the process, until she made enough of a hole to slip a hot dog out.
Can you guess which ones she opened?
Yeah. The beef ones.
The lady at the check out: "Do you know these are open and... eaten??"
After my run, I thought I'd go ahead and actually make Eliza that hot dog she desired in the grocery store. I heated it up and gave it to her. What did she do? She turned her nose up at it, said "uh-uh" in her caveman voice, and threw it on the ground.
Clearly, cold hot dogs, wrapped in plastic, are much more appealing to her pallet.
(Also, I'm thinking the "bun length" all beef hot dogs may be a little shorter than bun length.shhhhh)