For the majority of our marriage, Brett has had a long work day with long commutes. Shortly after Jason was born, the Tax Commission, where Brett was working at the time, changed their work hours from 5 8-hour days, to 4 10-hour days. This meant that Brett would wake up around 4:40 A.M. to leave and catch a bus at 5 A.M. and not return home again until about 6:20 that evening. It was a LONG day for both of us. I didn't want to waste his small amount of time at home with us by going grocery shopping, so I've always done it and just took the kids (and suckers to keep them quiet) with me. Sure it was a pain, but it was doable.
Well, the last time I went with the kids, it was a freaking NIGHTMARE. Jason was literally running and screaming down the aisles like a tiny maniac, stopping only to pull things off the shelves. So I sat him in the basket, meaning there was pretty much no room for the groceries. Brandon just cried. The entire time. Then Jason decided it would be a good idea to squish the groceries. Awful, awful AWFUL trip. That was the day I came to a pleasant, no- GLORIOUS, realization...Brett's not working 13+ hour days anymore...I don't have to go grocery shopping with my kids! (Insert chorus of angels singing *here*)
So on Friday night, I went grocery shopping, by myself, no children to distract me or throw extra stuff in the cart while I'm not looking, and it was BEAUTIFUL. I never thought I'd be so excited to do such a mundane thing, but there you have it! Furthermore, I'm trying to plan an entire month's worth of meals this month as an experiment, so I bought a month's worth of groceries. Except for milk and some produce every week, we're set! I don't really enjoy cooking, but I do love things that make life a little smoother, so hopefully this little experiment is one of those things! :)
In order to make Halloween a little smoother, we took a trip to JoAnn's yesterday to get some fabric for the boys' costumes so I could get started...on my procrastinating on doing the boys' costumes :) Really though, I want to just get them done and not have it nagging the back of my mind for several weeks.Now I just need to figure out how to get toddlers to wear mustaches, since they're going to be Mario & Luigi. Any ideas? Yeah, me neither. But it's gonna be adorable! :)
|Not exactly what we're going for, but funny anyway :)|
|Doesn't Steph look happy? She should be, she's not the one dressed as a giant bird! :)|