Grocery Shopping

November 27, 2012

I abhor it.

I really do. Bella is napping right now, I’m sitting on the couch writing and in my head I know we have to go after she wakes up. Lordy, I hate grocery shopping. It’s like the biggest waste of time to me.

I understand this is very much a first world problem, there are people who would kill to walk into a store full of groceries and have the money to buy them.

However, knowing this makes me feel like the little kid whose mom tells her to eat her peas because, “There are starving children in Africa who would gladly eat them.” Then you sit in your chair and think, “Welp, then box this sucker up and sent it over express. Because I.don’”

I meal plan, and then we head out and it’s like – getting dressed and shoes and unbuckling and buckling and driving and crowds and I try to make it fun and somewhat educational but all I really want to do is have the doorbell ring and someone give me my groceries that I sat on my couch in my sweats and ordered by clicking my finger on the computer.

And no, we don’t have that service here. I checked.

File that under a very lazy moment.

Once I get home, there is a great sense of satisfaction in having a full pantry an fridge, knowing that everything I need to cook the meals in the days to come is right there. Shiny. New. Waiting.

And then slowly but surely it all disappears and it starts all over again.

There is no solution, nor should there be. It’s just me. Venting about having to shop for food. Like a whiny 5 year old. That is all.

::puts on shoes and pouts::


  • Beth

    December 5, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I am not a fan of grocery shopping either. I make lists and more and more try to stick to them, then once every few months make a giant trip to stock up on everything.

    Our grocery allows online shopping and you just have to drive in and pick it up in their pick-up lane for something like an $8 fee. I’ve never done it. I feel guilty for being too lazy and spending extra money unnecessarily.

  • Katie

    November 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I want to throat punch grocery shopping. Seriously. I hate it. I send the hubs whenever possible. However, he doesn’t do it like I do so then I just get crabby and have to go out for different things.

    which make me loathe it more.

    Stupid grocery shopping (and first world problems)

  • Jess

    November 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Oh I love me some grocery shopping. Love. I can wander for ages. And I don’t cook nearly as well as you do with as many different ingredients. It’d probably be even more fun 🙂

  • Carrie

    November 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I so hear you on this. I hate it too! And getting gas. Getting gas is my least favorite chore ever.

  • Hannah

    November 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I don’t mind grocery shopping, but doing it with all 3 kids (which is 99% of the time since Hubby works practically 24/7) is pure torture. My 4 year old daughter is fine, but it’s a pain to lug the infant carseat around and when I put it in the cart so my arm doesn’t fall off, there’s no room for groceries. My 2 year old son is AWFUL at the store with constantly running off, grabbing things off the shelf and tantrums since I can’t put him in the cart because I need that space for groceries now.

  • Brooke

    November 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    We used to go as a family and I hated it too. Hubs was annoyed by my label reading and price-comparisons. Kiddo bored. Now I go by myself and it is awesome. 🙂

  • sarah

    November 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I agree. . .I hate the laundry. I usually go to the store several times a week, not only because I need to go at least twice for milk, but often just to get out of the house. I have 6 kids though, and do not enjoy having to take them all — I usually go when the older 3 are in school.

  • Rebecca

    November 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I’m getting much better at being organised about shopping, but many times, I still don’t like the process of stocking up the pantry. I think I may like it better when I’m doing it without kids (only one now that the oldest is in kindergarten) but then again, it’s a chore and not a hobby, so maybe it’s reasonable for me to want to complain a little. 😉

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As the Wife

    November 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I love to grocery shop. I nerd out over my meal plan and my grocery list. I write my list out twice…once in the order in which I realize I need things and then in the order in which I will find things along my “route” through the store.

    And I giggled when you wrote about your mom guilting you with the “starving children in Africa” routine…I thought my mom was the only one who did that.

  • Nicole

    November 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is me with laundry. It.Never.Ends. #FirstWorldProblems

  • Cameron

    November 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    While you may not be able to get everything delivered, you’d be surprised what you can get through Amazon Subscribe and Save. You simply schedule how often you’d like your non-perishables (anything from shampoo to cereal, etc.), and it arrives at your door. That would leave you with only having to shop for perishables and the odd item that isn’t on subscription (pumpkin pie spice, anyone?).

  • Noelle

    November 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Are you ready for this? We shop several times a week! We are fairly seasonal eaters and don’t really know what’s for dinner until we get to the store and see whats good. When I lived in Manhatten i had groceries delivered occasionally but didn’t like it.

  • BigFamilyMom

    November 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I remember when I only had one kid. I HATED going to the store. Then I had a second kid, and a third kid, and a fourth kid… and suddenly, going to the store with only one kid was the easiest thing ever lol.

    Lately though, my husband stops at the store on his way home from work. It saves a bit of gas and means that NOBODY has to take kids to the store lol!

    1. Kate

      November 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      That’s what we do most of the time!

  • Gretchen

    November 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Well, my husband is a grocery store manager. So that basically means he doesn’t shop because he does not want to be in the store any more than he has to. It’s been this way for 12 years! And I hate shopping. I shop a lot at night while he watches the kids. He’s going to have to do at least that so I don’t pull my hair out!! Lol!

  • Sol

    November 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Need to get your delivery stat. Best thing ever.

  • Lillian @ Elle The Heiress

    November 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I think I am one of the few people that really enjoys grocery shopping. I love seeing the new products and trying them out, and also having comforting old favorites in my home. The problem I have is the actual cooking. Let’s make a deal: I’ll do your shopping, you do my cooking. K?

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