Sunday, September 02, 2007
We're a 3 Loaf/ Week Family
When did this happen?
Seriously, I remember when Rusty and I would buy one loaf of bread a week, and still not finish it. We probably even bought bread every other week. That was when we bought the fancy bread. It had nuts in it, and was sliced thick. It was heart healthy, or something. But then...
And you're a 3 loaf/week family.
3 LOAVES! Hello HEB brand 89 cent wheat bread.
We bought three loaves this week, and still ran out before our shopping day came.
I think Treston ate half of it.
What will it be like when I have three teenage boys in the house?
I forget how many gallons of milk Michelle Smith says they buy in a week.
Milk is more expensive, so atleast we're not guzzling milk like that, although we do buy plenty.
How many loaves of bread do the Brickers go through?
What about the Duggers, that family in AR who have like...27, or something, kids?
How many loaves of bread do they eat in a week?
It's crazy. It probably doesn't help that we have a one-year-old that eats more than the rest of them combined.
So keep in mind, people...children are a blessing!!! But they eat a lot!!! So start saving for your enormous grocery bill. HEB will be getting the majority of your paycheck!
Kiss Kroger and Albertson's goodbye. If you shop there out of convenience or to avoid the insanity that IS HEB, especially at this time of year (students are back and ALL hanging out at HEB with their parents) those days are over. You will peel out into the parking lot to get that "Shopping with a Child" parking spot, (if you park there without a child, Rusty WILL stop you and give you a lecture), pull TWO shopping carts, rather than one, as you shop, and avoid making eye contact with someone as they head toward the aisle you have your eye one, while increasing to super speed to get there first. HIll Country Fair will be your absolute favorite brand name, and your kids will never have to know that brand name diapers exist.
We used to "observe" the frantic, poor parenting going on from the Moms and Dads with baskets overflowing with smooshed groceries and many toddler arms and legs sticking out with sticky hands and faces from free cookies, that only keep them happy for a total of 15 seconds.
We are now THOSE PEOPLE!
Dear Lord, help us to be Christians at HEB!
But with all that said...I wouldn't trade it!
No matter how much bread they eat, and no matter that I'm about to embark on HEB with all of them in tow, it is great!!! Who needs fancy bread? Who needs to check-out in less than 20 minutes? Not us.