Why we shouldn’t send the man grocery shopping. And other hilarious ancedotes.

by Lori Dwyer on April 16, 2010 · 15 comments

Happy FYBF Inter-Webbers,

Welcome to the Purple House. I’ll be honest with you. Today, I was going to do a seriously funny-like post about how I am really a teenage guy stuck in a hot 28 year old SAHM’s body. Featuring my mate Cliff. That’s him there, in the long white robes.

No, wait…

That’s him, second from the left. He just looks so much like the priest that baptised the Chop, I get the them confused.

I was going to do that post. But it seems that the new ad for Mother energy drink (you know the one? With the jet powered dodgem cars and the roller coaster of fire?) is the only piece of footage in the civilised world that has not been uploaded to YouTube, and the post is pretty pointless without it. As is this one, really.


So, instead, I’m doing this post here. Sorry. Please direct all hate mail to You Tube. And Coca Cola. For begin stupid enough to not make their ad campaign viral.

Why We Should Not Send The Man Grocery Shopping.

Disclaimer- Firstly and foremost-ly, I must say, the most ultimate reason not to send the Man to do the groceries is that I am, as the title of the blog suggests, a Stay At Home Mum. And therefore, I should get off my lazy bum and do it for myself. Please note that this point has, in fact, been duly noted.

Reason One- 108 Matchbox cars. I kid you not. It was 99, before yesterday afternoon. The Man needs rehab on Hot Wheels.

Reason Two- Eight tubs of dip for 30 guests at the Chop’s last birthday. He ignores the sanctity of The List. And seems to think he knows better than The List that I have spent hours lovingly crafting.

Reason Three- Wheat free, gluten free, yeast free cake mix. Somebody must have called the Fun Police.

And, Forrest-style, that’s all I’m-a gonna say about that.

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Lori April 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Yeah Mich, he is. If he wasn't, that would *really* worry me rofl!!


Mich April 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm

i too dread the 'hubby shop'. but if you try the gluten free cake mix, its rather delish. and is the chop allowed to play with 108 matchbox cars?


Kakka April 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm

My man won't let me go food shopping any more because I spend too much – he is an accountant after all – but really, I just get the things we really need. Doesn't matter if I make a list, he still leaves off the stuff I really need. Sigh.


Lulu April 16, 2010 at 10:49 pm

That is great! My husband has done shopping for me before- especially late in my pregnancy when carrying things home from the supermarket was getting too much.

The problem with us was miscommunication because I would write the lists in English and he would often bring home things that he thought I had meant.

Like grated cheese. He thought I meant "great" cheese and bought home expensive cheese which he deemed "great"…

Oh and once I wrote down potatoes and then (3) in brackets like that and he bought home three bags of potatoes.



Ratz April 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm

LOL…… But match box cars are cool… Believe Me!


JAWhite April 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Easy to see there are no househusbands among you lot! Are we a dying breed?


WarsawMommy April 16, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Hi, over from Mummy Time!

Actually, I LOVE sending my husband to the store and this is because he does all the cooking over here. This means that he has to do the shopping since I have no idea what he needs.

I can, however, be trusted to pick up bread and fruit and veggies. And Diet Coke.


Tenille April 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I sent my husband shopping just before easter. I was going to make a prawn curry for some friends of his that were visiting, one of whom i was told is vegan, but eats seafood (yeah, alarm bells should have started now). He came home with prawns and eggplant, but no curry or coconut milk. I had to hunt down an open convenience store on Good Friday. Turns out the friend was actually diabetic and couldn't eat the coconut curry anyway.


katepickle April 16, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Ah yes I know the feeling… why oh why don;t they ever just stick to the list???


kbxmas April 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Jim only shops at Costco. Why buy a stick of butter when you can buy a tub of margarine that takes up an entire shelf of your refrigerator?


Brenda April 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

Happy FYBF, Lorisahm!

And WTF 108 matchbox cars?! Your dude has issues. Obviously. Heheh.


Amy xxoo April 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

Maybe i'm odd – my man and i take our bubba and do the grocery shopping …. together. On a Saturday morning. We go to our local greengrocer, then the butcher and only buy our snack stuff and laundry/bathroom stuff at a supermarket.
We make an outing of it!


lori April 16, 2010 at 10:28 am

My hubby is so sweet too – he'll offer to do the grocery shopping for me, but no way! Our dinners would consist of chips and ice cream sandwiches. Then again, maybe he's incompetent on purpose to avoid being asked?? Hmmm, smart hubby.


miss carly April 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

rofl. must admit. have never attempted to send him unless its only ONE item. hehe.


Draft Queen April 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

I can't send EITHER man to the grocery store. They come home having spent 2x the money they should have but not carrying anything I asked them to buy.

And everything they are carrying, will add to the largeness of my rear.


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