Pip: We have no cordial. Can we go and get some?
Me (because we live about three minutes’ walk from a supermarket): You can walk to the shop to get some if you would like to.
Pip: OK. I will.
Me (whipping out a pen and paper): Oh good. Can you pick up a few things for dinnner too?
After an explanation about what chicken tenderloins are, I sent him on his way.
Fifteen minutes later he returned with this:
He impulsively decided to purchase a chocolate-y breakfast treat. It took him a little while to locate the chicken tenderloin, but he eventually decided to go to the deli counter and wait to be served. Next time our pre-shopping discussion will include the way to select a ripe avocado.
Pretty good effort! My Pete and I are building a beautiful man. I love having grown up children and watching each little step towards adulthood. Plus, if I train him really well, I may never have to shop again…