The other day we ran to WalMart for a few groceries. Reese has two favorite parts of WallyWorld...the bakery department where he can get a fresh mini-french loaf...and the produce department.
As we stroll through, he picks the type of apples he wants, checks for bruises, & bags them carefully. Lately, though, he wants to weigh everything!
So we've taken the time to practice reading the scale. Which is made a bit more complicated because there are two sets of numbers...black for lbs and red for kg...and it makes it a tad confusing for Reese. He's getting better at reading something that is "less than 1 lb", and understanding that even though Mommy says it's a "half-pound" and the scale is sitting on the number "8" (for 8/16ths) it's one in the same. Confusing stuff, eh?
Then sometimes he gets a wild hair and wants to weigh everything in the cart! On this particular day we had plenty of time, so I let him go to town.
We thought we had discovered some false packaging...the tater tots said the bag was "2 lbs", but the scale only read "1 lb". WHAAAAAT? I checked it, Reese checked it, I checked it again.
Then a light bulb went off. We took the tots off the scale, and sure enough, the scale wasn't calibrated properly and the little arm was behind the zero!
So we had a big discussion about how important it is when you measure to make sure you start at zero!