Most of the time, with two small children, I will organise the food shop. Either go and get it or do a click and collect order. We have a system of writing on a whiteboard everything we need. It's not too onerous and sort of just happens in the background
Today my DH has physically gone to the shops. And I've just had the post shop 'parade' as I call it
DH reached into bag and pulls out a cucumber 'look at this! We've not been able to get salad for weeks and I found one!!' (Beaming)
Pulls out loo roll. 'Now this is more expensive but is a bigger roll! Look how much fatter it is! So I reckon I've saved us some money here'. Me 'yes, we've had them for ages'
Reveals a dozen eggs 'AND I was able to find twelve eggs, but they're white! WHITE!! Amazing!'
Pulls out a couple of bottles of bleach. 'Now, I know you said bleach but you didn't say scent so I decided to go for lemon as thought it would make the loos smell a bit nicer! Good idea, right?'
...and on it goes. Each product has some story to it or money saving.
The food shop takes an hour but I reckon the post shop parade takes just as long 😆
Anyone else's other half do this or just mine? I do remind him that when I do it, it just happens but he seems to enjoy going over his haul for some reason
Anyone else's DH do the post food shop 'parade'?
CraneBoysMysteries · 18/03/2023 10:34
neitherofthem · 19/03/2023 23:36
Yes, I know exactly what you mean!
When I've been out for a few hours and he's been at home I also get a blow-by-blow full rundown of absolutely everything he's done. Emptied the bins - wow. Have a medal. Did I notice that he's done the hoovering? Yes I did, because he's untidied at the same time. Cleaned the bathroom? Yes, I noticed that as well, because he's stuffed everything back any old how. Done the shopping? Yep - I can see that's been done because half of it is on the side in the kitchen waiting to be put away, and there's an empty carrier bag in the middle of the floor.
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