I have bought overpriced popcorn, flower seeds, trinkets, magnets, candles, nuts, candy & assorted fruits. I loved the navel oranges and the red delicious apples though. I probably have forgotten some items…but, I’m a grandma and you can’t expect me to remember everything, after all these years of buying.
Now, there are only two grandchildren in school. Megan is a junior in high school and the other is Brandon, aka Baby Bear who will be in 6th grade in the fall. Brandon is currently in the Boy Scouts and his troop is trying to raise money for a week long camping trip for the boys and their families. I like how the boy scouts are encouraging the whole family to participate in all activities…even grandmas are welcomed.
On Saturday, Brandon’s scout troop had a bake sale which I missed...it was in another town and too early for me. They purposely didn’t ask me to bake anything because they had heard from my dear husband about the brownies I baked the week before. I couldn’t help it, if you could use them as a hockey puck. They weren’t burned, but there was NO WAY to get them out of the baking pan…My husband even threatened to just throw the whole pan away, after he bent the knife trying to cut one unsuccessfully.
Getting back to the boy scouts…The nicest thing that I have bought so far, other than the crayon school bus from my grandson Matt, are the Freedom Flashlights from Brandon…you know the kind you just shake, no batteries required, you can run over them with your truck, they’re waterproof and can float in water. I bought SEVERAL of these little gems…and would have bought more, but my grandson needed to keep a couple for his other granny to buy. I think I paid for one scout to go to camp with that purchase…Now we have to work on getting the rest of the family there. I wonder if they have any more of those flashlights.
P.S. My husband just informed me that it’s not just grandchildren, but also nieces & nephews and our friends who have children, that we have to buy from too. He’s right…but he just ruined the theme of my post.