I do not like grocery shopping. I never really have, except for maybe when I was in college. On Sundays before I would head back to school after a weekend at home my dad and I would go grocery shopping. He of course was shopping for things that he and my mom needed. I, on the other hand was throwing things in left and right. Things I thought I would need while at school. Most of it was junk, but it was so much fun.
Fast forward to the day where I have to start paying for groceries and actually doing the shopping - not so much fun. Therefore, whenever I do venture out to the grocery store I try to shop for at least two weeks. Crazy maybe, but it works for me. Like I said, I don't like grocery shopping so I try to go as seldom as possible.
While Morgan Kate was in the NICU we rarely visited the grocery store unless we needed the bare necessities (i.e. toilet paper, milk, etc.). When she first came home grocery shopping became my "weekly outing". Literally it was the only place I went for the first few months at home. Travis would keep MK at home and I would grocery shop. Lately we have been shopping as a family. One of us does the shopping and one of us entertains Morgan Kate. It works perfectly.
Until today. Travis has not been feeling well at all. Sore throat, coughing, sniffling, etc. Which means that Morgan Kate and I are staying as far away as possible. I have not let her anywhere near him. I am serious. I am feeding her round the clock, changing all diapers, making all bottles, mixing all formula, and she and I are playing together without Daddy. We miss him, but we don't want any illness he might have. With all that being said, today a grocery store trip was very much needed. Really. We only had half of a roll of toilet paper left.
Now I have learned to do a lot of things on my own with Morgan Kate. I feel comfortable shopping, driving, visiting people, running errands, and all that good stuff. However, there are still things I am not comfortable doing solo. Grocery shopping happens to be one of them.
So, what is one to do when grocery shopping has to be done, but one parent is out of commission and the other parent doesn't feel comfortable shopping solo with the child? I called the family, specifically my brother, Owens. Bless his heart. I called him today, asked him to go grocery shopping with Morgan Kate and I and he gladly obliged. Never complained.
We had a great time. We really did. We got the shopping done in about an hour and I actually spent a lot less than I typically do. I laughed a lot, Morgan Kate laughed a lot and I think we had Owens laughing too. It was a nice trip and I might just have to call him more often for grocery store trips. Hee hee. Just kidding Owens.
After our shopping trip Morgan Kate was worn out. About five minutes after I buckled her in, she was out. Grocery shopping is tough work!
(Look at those cheeks! Yummy!!)