You know, my husband does most, close to all, of the grocery shopping around here. I was scarred for life when I took the kids grocery shopping and Ella knocked over a rack of wine bottles whilst spinning her little sister around in circles in the cart. Wine and glass went everywhere and it was all I could do to hold my composure and not burst into tears. So Del goes to the grocery store most of the time and usually with at least two kids and always cheerfully. What a man I married!
There are a couple of drawbacks to Del doing all the grocery shopping. One being if I want a specific item then I'm usually on the phone with him while directing him to the correct aisle, although with all his practice over the last couple of years, he's getting better. Of course, I did have to give him directions every Sunday for three years to the same church. He has a small but very endearing problem with memorizing places. I have to laugh.
The big one is that he is...um...sort of OCD. And a creature of habit. Especially about buy one, get one free deals. And especially with cereal. He disdains the fact that cereal is so ridiculously expensive so when he finds some that are buy one get one free, he snags some. Or rather...a lot. And then he gets caught up in the same type of cereal. Like currently, this is what our cereal selection looks like.
And for a bit of variety, we have this brand of raisin bran.
This wouldn't be such a bad deal if we all really liked raisin bran, but Del is pretty much the only person in the house that likes the stuff. Ella and I avoid it at all costs and Sarah and Rachel eat it because well, that's all there is to eat. Lily is still nursing in the morning and she eats the raisins out of Ella's bowl of mush.
To counter Del's lack of cereal imagination, we have to resort to this. Which isn't really so bad.
Isn't he cute? Shhh...don't tell him I said that.