Catron House Wars – Grocery Shopping
It never ceases to amaze me how different Merlyn and I are even after 10 years of marriage. We grew up with pretty different family circumstances so we developed different philosophies on family life.
Grocery shopping is one thing that Merlyn and I have completely different philosophies on.
My approach: Make a list, shop for what you need for the week (and only what you need for the week), be as frugal as possible, don’t buy what you don’t need, be cheap!
His approach: Stock up, never run out of food, if you love something buy a lot of it in case the store runs out, if it’s not perishable buy even more – you’ll eventually use it, keep the cabinets stocked, you can never spend to much money on food.
We think just a little differently 🙂
We have trouble grocery shopping together because of our rivaling perspectives, so typically only one of us will go. While I was out of town this week, Merlyn did the grocery shopping. I came home to:
- 18 cans of pinto beans
- 14 cans of mushrooms
- 5 boxes of taco shells
- 4 bottles of juice
- 4 frozen pizzas
- 5 packages of ground turkey
- 10 packages of tuna
- 4 bags of chips
He forgot bread and fruit, so I guess I’ll be making another trip. 🙂
What part of your family life do you and your spouse have the most different philosophy?