Grocery shopping has been high on the priority list for a while now, but we have managed to find meat in the deep freeze hiding behind forgotten vegetables and old bags of soup just enough times to delay it. Because, as everyone knows, grocery shopping with kids is often times annoying as fuck if not a downright nightmare. Occasionally, the stars will align and all three will be in good moods and willing to help and infighting is at a minimum, but then Neptune rises in my anus and it all goes to hell. So yes, we should have done it before now but we haven’t. That led to both laziness and creativity, including breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast. It is now Sunday and 5yo is heading to school tomorrow while I try to keep the big boys occupied and not complaining about the lack of fresh food. Because really, that is the going concern right now – the fresh stuff. We’re out of fruit except for 2 aging mandarin oranges, and some canned things that the boys refuse to eat unless they are baked into something and then lied to about the contents of, whereas we usually have apples, pears, bananas and a whole bag of aging mandarin oranges.
So we undertook a food cataloging activity and there’s actually heaps of food that 5yo can take for lunch tomorrow, and provided that I actually do some baking, there’s heaps of food that the rest of us can eat as well. And everyone knows better than to complain about eating eggs at every other meal now that the birds are putting out in earnest again. At the very least I have bought myself a day and maybe I go shopping with two out of three antagonists tomorrow and if not, the I take them all to Costco and bribe them all with new books. Frankly, that’s not the end of the world, and if it is? Then there is always our emergency cache of canned oranges and 2 minute noodles.