Just Buy The Essentials, Scott

The kids and I have our priorities straight, but we’re nervous Scott might forget the household necessities when he goes grocery shopping tonight.


Why yes, dinner will be delicious this week.

PS. Scott does the grocery shopping now, but spare me the husband accolades because it’s not just a wife’s job and he deserves pats on the back for real things like calling from work just to say hi or becoming a NY Giants fan when we got married. We all eat in this house. Next month, I’ll probably send the kids on their bikes with some big baskets. In fact, that’s genius because they clearly have my exact grocery store priorities. No more list-making! Man, what will I do with all my free time? 

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

18 thoughts to “Just Buy The Essentials, Scott”

  1. Oh how I wish I could send hubs to the store—or that my kids were old enough to go there on their bikes (they would totally LOVE to, but it’s a bit far and they are only 6).

    My list would say:

    Pepp Farm milano cookies
    frosted flakes
    fritos (bonus points for queso dip)
    Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay.

  2. Mr. Kiss does the shopping on the weekends when he’s home…I’ll stop for a few things during the week. I agree, everyone eats – and we do share that task.

    I have to ask, tho – do you butter your popsicles? Cuz that sounds icky.

  3. i have to write a very detailed list for my hubby. or text pics of what we’ve run out of. the worst is when he takes the kids, because then he blames them for FORCING him to buy candy and ice cream and donuts and forgetting the milk and bread.

  4. There have been a few times RR has done the grocery shopping for a season but it was mainly out of a competition or for me to prove a point, like how freaking expensive groceries are these days. I am too fidgety though while he’s gone and when he returns too frustrated that he can’t read my short hand/odd abbreviations for things and can’t read my mind for things he should know we need when they aren’t on the list. End the end, grocery shopping is my destiny.

  5. I know someone who claims that in her very-small-town livin’ days, she’d send her 5yo to the corner store to buy beer. I can neither confirm nor deny these claims, but wow, wouldn’t that be useful?

  6. Cort gets the groceries at our house too.

    and I need to put the “important” things on the list too or he will totally stick to whatever is on the list. Such a goody goody that one.

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