Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Supermarket Sweep

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Supermarket Sweep

We have been super busy with school activities here these past few weeks. There were no field trips scheduled all year, then BAM! We are going on tons at the end of the year. It is exhausting! We just went on a trip to the local supermarket. Even though a trip to the grocery store isn't quite as much fun when you are an adult, it was entertaining to see it through the eyes of 9 year olds!

They got to ring up and bag the groceries.



Learned all about each department from a supermarket tour guide.



Got a backstage pass to see how the store is run behind the scenes.

The trash compactor was a huge hit!
Brrr! The walk in freezer- not so much.

I'd say the best part was learning about the lobster. I forgot how inquisitive 9 year olds are, and had to bust out laughing when they left the seafood lady speechless by asking "How can you tell if it is a girl or a boy lobster?"


"Uhhhhh. How am I supposed to answer that one?" Sorry lady, you are on your own there....

 
 Have you accompanied your children on any field trips this year? Where did you get to go?
 


25 comments:

  1. When the kids were little, I went on a ton of them and I miss all that. The zoo, pumpkin farm, grocery store, restaurants, picnics, museums, so much fun!

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  2. We're in the same boat over here - everything is happening all at one. They had ALL year to fit in these field trips and they wait until the last 2 weeks of school....so if you have more than 1 kid, forget it.

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    1. We had both graduations scheduled at the same time today. I had to take one, hubby had to take the other. It was such a bummer!

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  3. Be fun to see it through their eyes, but once the prices caught my eye, not so fun

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    1. It's fun until you actually have to pay lol

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  4. Hahahaha... Lucky You! Soon things will slow down and be back to normal... I hope. I had to laugh at how you tell a boy from a girl lobster.. It makes me wonder that myself.

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  5. What they find fascinating is fascinating hahaha

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  6. Very interesting trip Theresa. Lovely pictures.

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  7. oh yes, i went on many school trips---it's funny, the tv show "the middle" re-ran an episode about a school trip and how all the parents wanted to go on it----this trip looked really fun :)

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  8. This looks like a fun trip, which is unusual for grocery store trips :)

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  9. Hahhahahahaha, it's cruel to answer you don't care because they're going to get eaten, isn't it???

    I've gone on two in the last two weeks, and JUST found out I have to miss the big end of the year show tomorrow (I'll be out of state). Hubby's off work that day though, and said he'll videotape it for me (still not the same).

    And like your school, ours had no major trips all year long and now bablam!!

    A grocery store field trip is a neat idea!!

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    1. Awww, but you do get to see the grandbabe, so that kind of makes up for it. Glad hubby will still be able to video tape it for you though Rosey!

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  10. A great post. I did visit Dominoes kitchen with them if that counts lol.
    My kids school are off and still a month to go till they go back.
    Thanks for dropping by and introducinge to blog hopping.

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  11. That does look like fun!

    LOL at the lobster.

    Did they get to keep their groceries? That would be sweet if they did!

    It reminds me for the time I went with Isaak to tour a pizza place and we got to make our own pizza. It sounded like an odd trip, but super fun!

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    1. No, but they got to keep the fake receipt lol.

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  12. That does look like great fun. When my kids were little I did field trips. And now I do them with my grandson who is 12 (and getting kind of old). We did a civil war reenactment and the zoo. Thanks for following me and I followed you back. sandie

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  13. Now I'm wondering how they can tell if it's a boy or girl lobster. Guess I'll have to google it. That was a great field trip, and your daughter's very cute.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Something about the fins underneath are shaped different. That was the best way she knew how to explain it without getting into a sex ed discussion hehehe!

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  14. Since my son started working for Gildan, I've realized there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes before a shirt end up on a shelf.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. I do not miss working behind the scenes at retail. I'm sure your son won't miss it someday either.

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  15. None of the parents got to go on my son's end of the year field trip, which I thought was kind of strange. I did go to the things like the music show, end of the year awards ceremony, etc. I missed the spring concert, but that's because Elliott was sick and had to miss it, too.

    We're doing a lot of "field trips" this summer, though. We're doing a lot of local stuff, where Elliott can invite a friend (we've already taken a friend to see Epic, and to the park, and have a bowling trip with a different friend planned for next week). And then we are also planning on doing some that are still in the Dakotas, but not quite as close. :) And in Missouri as well. Trips with just one or two kids are a totally different ball game than a whole class, though. :)

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    1. We missed the spring concert too because she was sick. It seems the only time she is up sick is when we have something important going on at school. She even had to make up ISTEP testing last week because she missed it the first time around, then the night before the makeup was scheduled she woke up puking!

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  16. Awww what a great trip! How cool that they went to a supermarket. Although it seems like an everyday things to us adults, kids are SO intrigued by it. Looks like they had fun!! I'll be going to African Lion Safari with my son's class in a week. I try to go on the field trips with them when I'm able to, and will continue to do so when little missy starts school this fall :)

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  17. That's cool...and smart question too :) I would like to know the answer too please! :)

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  18. You're right, it's not so much fun as an adult but I'm sure the kids really liked it.

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