Mixed into my watching four pre-teen softball games over two days this weekend was an ever rarer set of circumstances that just never happens any longer and in some ways it’s for the best and in other ways, its something I miss.
The girls and I did all the food shopping together this weekend for the first time in years.
Now for the uninitiated to the inner workings of our house I am very finicky about what is purchased on the consumables side. I make a trip usually first thing Saturday morning to our local produce store for fruits and vegetables. They also have fresh-cut meats there so I pick up proteins there as well. If the line permits I also hit the deli counter here, otherwise there is an Italian specialty shop next door to my dry cleaner. On Sunday night – usually after dinner while the girls are hitting the shower – I make a run to the local supermarket to fill in on the rest of the stuff (milk, juice, bread etc).
Perhaps not the most efficient way to keep the house stocked, but it works and I think we get a better quality of meats and produce.
Because of scheduling between doctor’s appointments and softball I could not get to the produce store first thing Saturday morning. Instead, the girls and I had to return our rental skis and since we were there we made a quick stop in. It had been so long since 11.5 was there she even commented that it had been awhile.
Tonight after the fourth of the four softball games I asked the girls if either of them wanted to hit the supermarket with me. Usually this is a rhetorical question, instead 9.0 said she was in. After a little convincing, 11.5 went with us too.
There were not comments about how long its been since we all went to the store, but I can honestly say I do not remember the last time I took them both to all the weekend shopping. Call it a throwback weekend-go figure.