Ever have one of those “information” moments? Those “D’oh!” moments you wish you could take back with the knowledge you now possess? Yeah, happens to us all the time. Our most recent involves groceries, our number one “D’oh!” wish-we-would’ve-known-that-sooner moment in this house.
With six children, we have quite a long grocery list, as I’m sure you can imagine. Each week we come up with a new list to shop with, but this weekend, however, with soccer and such, we were wanting a much simpler dinner than what was already scheduled. So, we ventured to the commissary (for you non-military folks, that’s the military’s grocery store) to pick up a few things that were needed for the aforementioned simpler dinner.
Our list also contained a few jugs of water, more cereal, and snack for my kindergartner’s class as well, since we had scoured the house to find things we would need before we shopped again. We were fairly certain we had gotten everything.
Until we got home.
I mean, isn’t that always the way? You get home, begin unpacking, or worse yet, are hip-deep in cooking dinner, and you reach for something you need and it isn’t there? “D’oh!” Damn, why didn’t we think to check that?
Information that would’ve been useful earlier.
Yeah, it’s always fun to begin mixing dough for chicken pot pies to realize you’re in need of an additional bar of Crisco to complete the crust. CRAP! You. Were. Just. At. The. Store.
Yes, say it with me, information that would’ve been useful earlier. You got it!
It gets better. I’m preparing my low-fat ranch dressing (because I’m out) and I reach for the parmesan cheese, only to realize not only is it almost empty, but we’re due to have pasta the next night, and guess what we don’t have a back up of? Parmesan.
Information that would’ve been useful earlier. ARGH!
Let’s not talk about the fact that I did actually buy gallons of water at the store, only to learn this morning we’re already on our last one. With the commissary closed. Apparently, despite the rain, my children drink water in this house (along with our cooking with it) like it’s going out of style. And the four I bought? Weren’t going to be enough until our shopping day Tuesday.
Say it with me! Information that would’ve been useful earlier.
Pardon me, I’m off to go bang my head on a wall, or something.
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