First, check out my new BoyMommy button over there to the right. I'm gettin' all techy and whatnot. You can also follow a link to the BoyMommy Facebook page, in case you need more of a fix.
Now, down to business.
I have made a shopping list to beat all shopping lists. It is designed for our neighborhood Wegmans, but my guess is that most of them are set up similarly. For those of you not versed in the joy of Wegmans, it is a giant grocery store based out of Rochester, New York, but it has made its way down the east coast to my little town in Virginny. The first time I discovered Wegmans, I called Hubby at work and told him to eat a light lunch because we would be dining at Wegmans that night, to which he responded, "we're going to eat dinner at the grocery store?"
Yes. Yes, we are.
They have everything you could ever want in a grocery store. Some of them even have child-care centers where you can check your kid in while you do your shopping. Can you imagine? Kid-free grocery shopping? Ours, however, does not have a child care center, so I have to navigate that giant grocery cart with the car on the front like it's a Greyhound Bus in aisle 7.
Anyhoo, since I often have at least one child with me while I shop, I can't afford to linger. I need to get in and out with minimal dilly-dallying, so it annoys me when I forget something at one end of the store and have to go allllll the way back to where I began.
Generally, my shopping list hangs on the fridge and ends up looking like this:
Well, the diaper pail refills are nowhere near the bananas, which are nowhere near the spaghetti, which is nowhere near the yogurt.
Necessity if the mother of all invention, SO . . . I have devised a shopping list specific to Wegmans that is broken down by location. Hopefully this will prevent me from backtracking, but we'll see.
You can use it too! It's a free service I am offering to you out of the goodness of my heart. (And also, if YOU get in and out of there, the likelihood of ME being able to snag one of those car carts increases substantially.)
What's that you say? You have a child whose metabolism does not rival that of a gazelle fleeing from a predator and who does not need to bulk up on Pediasure? You make homemade meals every day and don't need to feed your offspring Lunchables or Hamburger Helper? You're a dude and don't need tampons except when it's Cotton and Cardboard Arts and Crafts Day at your place of employment? Feel free to print it out and modify. (You'll notice there is a dearth of fresh vegetables on my list. You can add them to your list if you're all healthy and stuff.)
Happy shopping, yo.