Today The Wife was home from work! WHOO HOO!!! I love when she is at home! Not only do I get to have adult conversations, I actually have someone who CAN talk to me! I usually spend every day with FIL, who since his stroke can’t speak at all…he makes noises….and Brogey…who also can’t really talk all that well and tends to just make noises…So for like a whole day I get to speak to someone using words!!! Hell yeah!!

We decided to just go on our monthly major grocery shopping trip! That sounds like a lot more fun than it is! We do go randomly throughout the month but for the most part we do all of our major shopping one day a month! It helps me out because then I have a ton of stuff that I can plan meals around already here at the house. The only thing that we usually have to replace are the staples and produce. Anyway, back on topic, so we decide we are doing it today! We start out by stopping and getting something to eat because we all know that first of all I love to eat, second of all who wants to go to the store hungry? Not these guys! So Hardee’s it is….we get our food and keep driving. When we get to Sam’s Club because that is always our first stop we are sitting there waiting on Brogey to eat a little more and he is tearing up a chicken biscuit…I take that back he is tearing up the chicken…eating the heck out of it…where is the biscuit…also tore up…ON THE FLOOR OF MY VAN….ARGGGGGGG….We head in and this is when the fun starts…

The Wife lets him walk a little, bad mistake, because now he wants to stay walking…and when I mean walking, I mean running full speed in the opposite direction…BAM…trips and falls, now we have crying! Lord, I just want to make it through this store in one piece! So The Wife decides she is going to carry him…til she gets tired…then she wants to put him back…..MORE CRYING….mind you while all this is going on I am shopping for the food that we need. We try and hurry and get what all we need because if we don’t Brogey is going to completely lose his mind…we get to the check out and this lady (that we have seen like every single time we go to Sam’s) says, “whose baby is that?!” “well, ma’am he is our baby”….DUH!!! No lady I just picked him up on the side of the road and thought let’s go to Sam’s Club….idiot….she then looks at me and The Wife and says, “No, whose baby is he, like who had him”….First of all….wow….you have got some nerve…Like what in the world makes people think that is an appropriate question? We get it all the time but it still makes me wonder….back to what was going on, so I say “he is ours but my wife gave birth to him if that is what you are asking…” she says “of course she did, they look so much alike…” well, if you see that he looks identical to her, why the heck would you even ask? So as we are leaving I look at The Wife and I am like “wow, did that just happen?!” she informs me that it did and just shakes her head…

Now we head to the house to drop off the food and go to Wal Mart for our next adventure in grocery shopping…during this time Brogey as fallen asleep…whoo hoo…til we get home and we are unloading the mess from Sam’s Club, then all heck breaks loose….all he can do is scream and cry….nothing works….and then all the sudden….dead silence! He stops crying and screaming and is silent. Right on! We get to Wal Mart, we get him an owl leash…yes folks, a leash. He wants to walk and be independent and yet won’t hold anyone’s hand so we tried this, he didn’t mind it as long as you want to go the same way he does…which of course we don’t! He then throws himself on the floor screaming…every single time we go the way he doesn’t want us to go…we put him in the buggy like normal kids, and he starts LICKING THE FROZEN TURKEY that I am buying…really…like seriously…people just keep staring…I try and stop it for a little while and then realize whatever, just lick away Brogey. Then he turns around in the seat and starts throwing the groceries out of the buggy…step step throw pick up put back, NO Brogey, step step throw pick up, NO Brogey…I continue to shop…finally I have had enough, time to leave wal mart…now on to Kroger…

Kroger wasn’t as bad, I got suckered in to buying these self warming therapy things for your body…yes, I know I got suckered but dang if they aren’t warm and toasty!! Brogey loses a shoe, lord have mercy child, I swear, The Wife is walking down every isle, I am looking she is looking, no shoe….finally she suggests someone turned it in at Customer Service, I don’t think so because who turns in a shoe? I see a Kroger person so I ask him if someone turned it in, he calls Customer Service and BAM Brogey’s shoe is up there…so we finish shopping, go get his shoe and finally get to head home…

We get all the groceries in the house, all while Brogey is taking the groceries out of the cabinets, fridge and freezer…I put in the milk, he takes out the milk, The Wife puts the cereal up, he takes the cereal out…I swear this process is taking ten times longer than it should…I just want to be done. I just want to be done with this whole cotton pickin’ mess….

We finished, hung out with Brogey for a bit, then The Wife made us dinner! She made burgers and hot dogs on the grill, some chips, and I am making strawberries with homemade whip cream for dessert! Though this day has been a hot mess in a half, and I dread it every month, I am thankful for the food in the fridge and cupboards, and super happy that The Wife was there to forge through it with me!!!

 

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