Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How Do You Like Your Raisin Bran?

All this breakfast talk has got me wanting to share. 'Cause I like to's fun.

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 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.


Johanna said...

LOL! I should take a picture of all the cereal boxes we have. Keep in mind that there is only ONE kind of cereal that I even eat. They are all for my boys (hubby included). Recently, there was a rebate on cereal so I got a BUNCH because it knocked the price down to under a dollar a box. And cereal is insanely expensive. So, like Del, I could not pass up the good deal.

You know, the only time I like to eat cereal is for a snack. In fact, I might just go have some now!

Lawanda said...

You are totally crackin' me up!

I love Fiber One Caramel Delight. I had a bunch more than that at one point ;) But I found that I would be at my third bowl, and then wake up as if in a dream and be thinking...Did I just eat THREE HUGE BOWLS of this? YIKES!


Hey, your lone box of cocoa wheats may get a complex! teeheehee

Marie said...

That's a great set-up that you guys have there! I could never give up control over the grocery shopping. We would have lots of TV dinners and frozen pizzas if Shane were in charge.

I'm dying to hear more about Ella knocking over a wine rack! OMG! That must have been terrifying!

Fiber One Caramel Delight sounds *so* good! I'll have to keep an eye out for a sale. We don't eat much cereal because, as everyone has already pointed out, it's darn expensive. Plus, we don't have the room to store more than 2 boxes at a time. :(

Terry, Ornament of His Grace said...

I tend to buy cereals that are buy one, get one free as well. Thankfully, we all (well, almost all) like Raisin Bran.

Funny post!

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

LOL! Too funny!

Men's grocery shopping habits are funny. My Mom and I used to joke that if my Dad went to story and everything was *free* he would still buy only what was on the list. He agreed. :P

Anonymous said...

That's so funny! I had to laugh at the "gave him directions to the same church for 3 years" part, because that is TOTALLY my husband. Every other Sunday, I have to remind him as we're on our way, "We're not going to your office, honey," because otherwise he just is on autopilot. Tee hee!