Thursday, March 5, 2009

In the Future....Shop ALONE

Our trip to Fresno was such fun.  The boys are a hoot en masse....even if it's just discussing the relative merits of Cocoa Pebbles vs. Cocoa Puffs (Pebbles good, Puffs bad).  We had lunch at BJs and did some shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

Note to self....never take 3 large boys (MEN) food shopping without restrictions.  While I was comparing the cost of bulk vs. bagged organic wheat flour and Steve was picking up shaving soap and wine, the aforementioned children (MEN) were filling up our cart with chocolate.  Expensive, organic, save the endangered species (?) dark chocolate.  And while I appreciate the discerning nature of my growing boys and understand that Green and Blacks is a much better choice than Hershey's, it is nevertheless quite a shock to realize that one-fourth of our total ($107.91 to be exact) was spent on CHOCOLATE!
(for those of you who need help with the math.....the total bill was over $400....eek!)

 Gotta love 'em!


Chorus said...

Mmmmmm... we LOVE that kind of chocolate!

Chiot's Run said...

Trip to Whole Foods with children $400
Teaching your children to be responsible consumers, Priceless

Maureen said...

LOL...does my screaming at them across the parking lot count as 'teaching' ?

Tesa said...

I HEART CHOCOLATE TOO MEG!!! So if I come visit can you stock up haha.

I'm a screamer too and I threaten to HURT THEM, it works for now but I'm not sure it will stay that way lol.

inadvertent farmer said... 3 oldest sons are 23, 21, and 19. I am still amazed at how much food they can put away.

I don't envy you that grocery bill, but do envy you shopping with your boys. Mine are away at college and very much missed.

At least I have the two little ones and the camel to keep me company! Kim

Julie said...

That's a good lookin' group of guys, Maureen! My motto is money spent on matter how ALWAYS well spent! :)