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.”
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?