Friday, April 2, 2010

The Shopping List

I am self-admittedly the worst homemaker in the world.

Thankfully, I have other talents, and no desire to stay at home.

I therefore rely on my husband to take care of the house. I’d say we split things 50-50, but in reality, he does more. He does the laundry, the dishes, cleans the kitchen, puts the kids to bed, etc. I’m pretty much in charge of cooking dinner and doing the grocery shopping. And, I only do the grocery shopping.

My husband is in charge of doing the other shopping, for things like diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, cat food, kitty litter, and everything else in the house. However, I am supposed to keep track of what we need on a list. I slack off on this ALL THE TIME. So when it gets to the point where he calls and tells me he’s doing the Walmart run, and asks for the list, I just make things up. This has led to situations in the past where we have over 100 rolls of toilet paper in the house (and nowhere to put them) and no shampoo. Just this past March, the toilet paper got to the point where I couldn’t hide it anymore, and he caught on to my ruse. My punishment for making up fake lists, and sending him out for no good reason at all is that I now have to do the Walmart runs.

I shudder.

2 comments:

Life After Grad School said...

LOL. I can totally see this happening to us- although I'm the anal list maker in my relationship!

Stephanie Faris said...

You have an awesome husband!!! That's nothing wrong with shaking up traditions a little. I love to mow the lawn and my husband likes to cook. He happens to love to mow the lawn too, and he's better at it than I am, so most of the time he does the yard work and I take care of the traditional "female" stuff, like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, etc.