"Momma, here write these things down, I need to make a shopping list," she says as she hands me a pen and a piece of the paper we use to write out grocery items we need to remember. I imagine what the shopping list of a three year old would look like as she begins ticking off the fingers of one hand with another and her eyes dart wildly up to the right and back as the neurons in the imagination portion of her brain begin to fire.

"We neeeeed....

  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Vitamins
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Chips
  • Bacon Soda....

that's all Momma. Now... let's go to the store."

So my question is this. Why is this list more healthy and reasonable that the actual list that's stuck to my refrigerator right now?