1. Bag of carrots
7. Bag of sugar
8. Bag of potatoes
The woman became worried as her husband was taking much too long to return from the store. When she finally heard his car outside, she went to help with the groceries. Complete shock took over as she looked inside of the car. It was FULL of bags. As the woman dropped her jaw, she asked in bewilderment, "WHAT took you so long and WHAT IS ALL of THIS?!" Her husband shot a glare at her and said with frustration, "Do you have ANY idea how HEAVY it is to carry SEVEN bags of sugar and EIGHT BAGS OF POTATOES?!"
Aaahhhh - I used to think that was funny. That was of course until the other day. It seemed like we were out of everything - so I asked Adam to run to the store. The two older boys wanted to go with him, so I stayed home with our two little ones.
All we needed were the basics...milk, eggs, bread, fruit...nothing in particular, just the staples. In his defense - I didn't write a list.
Just like the woman in the joke, I became worried at how long they were taking. I waited and waited...and when they finally got home, the boys came in first - each loaded down with grocery bags. Strangely enough, regardless of carrying the weight, they both had the biggest smiles on their faces. "Dad is AWESOME to go to the store with mom! We want HIM to get our groceries from now on!"
Ohhhhhhh no. Shooting a look at Adam as he walked in behind them, he looked back at me with an innocent smile and muttered, "It's not THAT bad."
Sure enough, bag after bag of chips, cookies, ice cream, gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy fish...anything and everything you could imagine. There were no eggs, no milk, no yogurt...no anything of nutritional value. It literally looked like three 12 year old boys went to the grocery store with a stolen credit card.
Needless to say, as much fun as it has been to have a Willy Wonka Factory instead of a kitchen over the past few days...I have learned that if we're going to have anything with some level of healthy value in our home...I canNOT send my husband and the kids to go and get it.
There is something I will say though, he does have one good point...ice cream IS made out of milk.
Here's to hoping that gummy fish have Omega 3 in them too.