In one of my efforts to be more organized and less forgetful at the grocery store, I hung a dry erase board in the pantry so that my children could write down what they wanted or needed. This worked out pretty well. Before I went to the store I would take my list in there and copy what had been written. The list usually contained things like salt and vinegar potato chips, Hawaiian Punch, cookies and cream ice cream, you know, the really important stuff that your body can't live without. So I have to admit that for a while I didn't go out of my way to check the list before I headed out the door.
Over the last year the kids have noticed and complained, "Why don't we have salt and vinegar chips?!" Always said in that whiny, obnoxious voice that parents know and love. "Was it on the board?" is my standard response. "It's been on the board for three months." I decided that I had better start making an effort to check the board before I went to the store. Over the last few months I have come across some rather unusual requests such as, one-million dollars(in small bills), six zebras, a firefighter, K-Y Jelly, a new baby sister, a dog, nineteen balloons, condoms, just to name a few. Did I mention that my adult children use the board frequently and they love to surprise me with what they come up with. I just laugh, like they're getting a new baby sister, ha! Fat chance!
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