Last week I told my 2 year old son, Ari Salmansohn, “Let’s go to the supermarket!”
Only Ari heard “Let’s go to see Superman!”
As you can imagine, Ari was super-excited about seeing Superman!
I tried very hard to explain to him – before we left the apartment – that we were going to the Supermarket – not Superman – so Ari wouldn’t been too disappointed when we wound up in the milk aisle instead.
Ultimately, I got Ari to calm down about his super high expectations for a Superman encounter by explaining to him what a super market was – honing in on how it’s a place where he’d be able to see/get his favorite yummy foods.
My hope was that when he heard that chocolate ice cream, grapes, cheese and apple juice would be there – he’d be just as excited to encounter them, as Superman.
It worked. Ari heard “chocolate ice cream” within that list -and became very excited about a “chocolate ice cream” encounter. Phew. I was very relieved that chocolate ice cream trumped Superman and that our supermarket journey was destined to be a happy and peaceful one.
I shared the situation (before it was fully resolved) with my awesome community on my Facebook page. I loved the fun responses I received from everybody so very much, I wanted to share them here – on my blog! I truly do love/appreciate the awesome community of warm, engaging, insightful people on my Facebook page! 🙂