domesticated, or something like it

Buy a pair of Target shoes because they’re cute and you can afford them. And a new bag while you’re there. Buy a bottle of Diet Sunkist, just this once, even if you are well aware that the combination of sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid could cause cancer. When you get home, let the baby tear up the paper filling from your new bag and stuff it in your empty shoebox, because it makes him happy, and buys you thirty minutes of peace so you can make your family dinner that is seventy-five percent fresh and fifty percent organic.