I went to four grocery stores in 3 days. What the heck is wrong with me?
And, seriously, going to the grocery store with my children is something that makes me want to go postal on people. Especially when the cashier asks, “How’s your day?” And, I want to yell, “I’m going on 4 hours sleep lady, my four year old has run into my ankles 15 times with his kid sized shopping cart, my toddler is obviously going to get strep or some other illness from this shopping cart that he insists on licking, and I am here for the 3rd time today because I just can’t seem to get my crap together!”
I make lists. I do. I plan meals. Promise. Yet, it never fails that I cannot remember everything I need for the week in one trip.
For example, this week, I did my major grocery shopping at store A. Then, realized I could only get 1% cottage cheese at store B so I planned a trip there for the next day. Then, store C (for Costco) had to come into play because I realized a lot of our paper items were almost gone. One roll of toilet paper lasts one day in this household. And, so I quickly thought of $120 worth of other things I “needed” at Costco in the process. The avocados weren’t ripe, so I thought, “I’ll just pop into store D on my way home and grab avocados” I made the mistake of thinking I could just carry the toddler, and then remembered 4 other things I needed as well. So, I’m trying to juggle carrying 3 things too many and keeping my toddler from smashing holes in the tomatoes. It’s exhausting. And, sure enough, that night, my husband says to me, “We’re out of such and such” and I just look at him with a glare that said, “You are evil” and simply said, “I’ve been to four stores the past three days, so that can wait until next week.”
Part of the problem is that all of these stores do not carry all of the brands I need. Like why can’t the place where I do my major grocery shopping carry 1% cottage cheese??!! They carry 4% and non-fat, and 2%. Is it too much to ask that they also carry 1%???
What really makes me the most angry is that I am spending way too much money and time on grocery shopping because I refuse to go to Wal-Mart. I just hate that place. With a passion. For me, it’s not about some moral stand I’m trying to make against Wal-Mart, but rather the sticky floors, creepy people, and general annoyingness of that place. OK, maybe that IS taking a stand against Wal-Mart. Like, why does it have to be so freaking big? I hate it. And, usually, by the time my grocery cart is full, my kids are having melt downs, and I am about to lose it, I look at the lines and there are 3 cashiers working and about 15 people standing in each of those 3 lines. It makes me want to cry or murder people. So, I avoid Wal-Mart like the plague.
And, it doesn’t help that I started a diet on Monday, so I’m eating an insane amount of carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes. So, the usual supply I buy of those items got me through two days.
I really think the feeding tube diet doesn’t sound that bad anymore.
Anyone else have this problem or am I just being pissy because I haven’t had chocolate in 4 days?