The bag comes home and everyone rejoices.
David and Nathan usually rejoice with a similar "Yeah!" and Lucy squeeks while Ella just points and grunts (she is still a baby after all.) I get the scooper and open the bag while Nathan or Lucy help me get little plastic bowls for everyone.
Everyone usually gets 2-3 scoops. and the bowls are handed out. Only Ella's needs some removing of a few things that she can't quite chew yet.
We all sit at the table and crunch. and crunch. And talk (sometimes with our mouths full) and crunch. After a few minutes, it begins......
"Mommy, can I have your raisins?"
"Nathan, I will take all your cashews-I do not understand why you don't like them!"
"Daddy, Ella is saying 'More,' I think she wants more raisins."
"Lucy don't forget, no more M&M's for you, they are dairy. Want a bunch of my peanuts instead?"
"Daddy, can I have some of your--" "No, Daddy eats all the stuff in his."
We are a family of 5.
Ella can only eat the raisins.
Lucy eats the nuts and raisins.
Nathan will eat peanuts and M&M's.
Mommy eats everything BUT the raisins.
Daddy eats it all.
It makes me smile how a bag of Trail Mix from Costco can bring our family together.