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Date Night…at the Grocery Store?

My writing friend, Beth K. Vogt, was a guest on LindsAy Harrel’s blog this week, promoting her debut release, Wish You Were Here. Beth and LindsAy asked readers, “Where’s the best place you’ve ever traveled to and why was it the best?”

I replied, “My favorite place to visit is any place I’m spending time with my hubby. Some days this may be wandering the grocery aisles at Walmart, collecting shells at dawn on Sanibel Island, fishing together on Pine Creek, or just watching NCIS together in the living room.While places can be amazing, I find more joy in sharing them with someone I love.”

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So how can wandering the grocery store together be romantic?

I guess it depends on your significant other. I’m the primary grocery buyer in our house. Hubby will go to the store if I give him a list. And sometimes he goes with me.

When he goes, I can expect to go beyond our budget. I don’t know if it’s my guy or other guys are the same way, but he’s not as price conscious as I am.

When we go together, sometimes he channels his inner ten-year-old and races the cart down the aisle or puts things in the cart I usually don’t buy–how many different kinds of Oreos are there anyway–or he takes out the healthy stuff, deeming it unimportant. All of these things make me laugh…which is his point.

Our time in the grocery store is spent wandering the aisles hand in hand or hand over hand if one of us is pushing a cart. We talk about what meals we’re going to fix–he’s a very good cook. We talk about the boys’ favorite foods. We talk about our days. The point is we’re communicating, laughing together and turning a chore into a fun time with each other. After all, grocery shopping doesn’t have to be boring.

Your Turn: Who does the grocery shopping in your house? Do you go with your mate? What good times have you had while checking out the produce together?

Lisa Jordan

6 Comments

  • When I worked full time, my hubby did and he still makes pick ups on the way home or if I'm writing on the weekend, he will but these days it's me. And I spend way less more money and buy less junk. Sometimes we do go together and he's such a jerk (I say that in an endearing way) when he bumps me with the cart and acts like a complete 17 year old. Ok, now I wanna go shopping with DH! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Lisa Jordan says:

    Jess, you gotta love those endearing moments, right? It's so much fun spending time together, and turning a chore into fun is even better. 😀

  • Melissa Tagg says:

    Hehe, well, I'm not married, so I do my own grocery shopping. Except for weeks when I've gone home to my parents house on the weekend and then returned to my place with stuff they send with me. 🙂

    But I used to have a roommate and we loved grocery shopping together. My favorite grocery shopping memories with her are Monday night rushes, grabbing what we needed and then literally running (we only lived a few blocks from the store) home in time to watch 24. Once, we ran with a watermelon…good times.

  • I hear you, Lisa! After the twins were born just getting out of the house – anywhere – was so huge for us. I remember taking the boys in their infant seats and going out to the store and then to a restaurant and that was our date night – even with the babies. We laughed at how our perspectives changed, because when we had our two older girls a date night was being alone – now just being together, no matter who is with us, is a date.

  • I love going grocery shopping with my man! So fun. And yes, he's like yours…always putting things in the cart to see if I'll notice. We haven't done it in awhile…I feel a grocery store date coming on! 🙂

  • I find that when you take a man to the grocery store with you, first you need to stop at the bank and get a loan. Men don't look at prices. Doesn't matter that grapes are $2.98 a pound…

    Like Melissa, I'm not married so I do all my own grocery shopping and as little of it as I can. lol

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