Guilty Little Pleasures ...
Guilty Little Pleasures
I have a secret … well I had a secret, I guess it’s not anymore because I’m about to tell you ….
You see I hate food shopping … well maybe not food shopping itself, but food shopping with a toddler.
Shopping with a kiddo in tow usually means I spend more time, giving him food/drinks/dummies, putting his shoes back on, and trying to restrain him in the trolley, than I actually do shopping …
We get threw it … but only just
I pay quickly, load the bags into the territory and high tail it outta there before Erik loses it because I wouldn’t let him hold/crush the bread!
We get home I bundle him out of the car and he runs straight to the back yard and I breathe a sigh of relief as he waves to me from the top of the slippery dip … it’s done ! .. One more week till I have to go back again!
And as he plays happily in the back yard, I unpack the food shopping; occasionally checking on him threw the kitchen window (don’t get your knickers in a knot )
And then I join him in the back yard and I indulge in my once a week …
“ Guilty Little Pleasure”
I tiny can of Cherry Coke a Cola and a cute straw, so I can savour every sip
“A can of coke? what’ so special about that?!” I hear you say
Well a little while ago, I tried giving up soft drink after I realised I was seriously dependant of the caffeine it contained L
( FYI: I don’t drink coffee or tea, but I guzzled coke like It was going out of fashion)
The good news is, I no longer feel like I need a glass of coke as soon as I wake up, … ( I know , I can’t believe I was doing that either… ashamed !) And I have gone from drinking a litre of coke a day, to 3 litres of water … I feel amazing !
But every week , during my super stressful food shopping, I sneak a can of cherry coke into my shopping trolley … it’s my reward, for getting it done, for making it threw the weekly food shop without a melt down, something to look forward to as I’m wresting Erik back into the trolley seat !
Because every now and then we do need to reward ourselves, some people might enjoy a massage, or a new pair of shoes …. Me ? … A can of Cherry Coke once a week is enough!
Cherry coke , for me … brings back memories of my trip to the states when I was 16. Cherry coke was everywhere over there and till this day , even the smallest sip of cherry coke brings a bunch of memories flooding back… fantastic, amazing memories J
So once a week , for five minutes my guilty little pleasure transports me back to California … x
What's your guilty little pleasure ?
xxx Free Range Mumma xxx