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Should I really consider this as ME time?

10 Thoughts Moms Have While Waiting in Line at the Grocery Store

10 Thoughts Moms Have While Waiting in Line at the Grocery Store

It’s a chore some of us loathe. Well, maybe loathe is a strong word, but spending most of our hard earning money at the grocery store each week isn’t at the top of our list of ‘fun ways to spend a Saturday.’ It occurred to me that I couldn’t be the only cranky shopper rounding …

Should I really consider this as ME time?
Should I really consider this as ME time?

It’s a chore some of us loathe. Well, maybe loathe is a strong word, but spending most of our hard earning money at the grocery store each week isn’t at the top of our list of ‘fun ways to spend a Saturday.’ It occurred to me that I couldn’t be the only cranky shopper rounding the aisles each week. Surely, someone else is there, wishing they were somewhere else. I began watching other mothers to see if they were enjoying their time browsing the store or, like myself, racing around in an attempt to get this chore over-with as quickly as possible. As you may have guessed, most were on a mission to get out of there. In line these women waited impatiently to ring their order through and I imagined their thoughts were similar to my own. So, in my humble opinion, here are ten thoughts moms have while waiting in line at the grocery store.

Does This Count as ‘Me Time’?

Is the forty-five minutes I’m spending at the grocery store the only ‘me time’ I’ll get this week? Should I stretch this out a little? Maybe I can stop at the drug store on the way home and browse the new nail polish colours.

I Forgot the Milk

I am not getting out of this friggin’ line for anything. I’ll just stop at the convenience store on the way home and pay twice the price.

Is That Beth Coming Over Here?

I didn’t even wash my hair. Of course, this would be the day I didn’t bother to wear make-up. I hope she doesn’t come over here. God, she looks so good. How does she always look so great?

I Hope She Doesn’t Look in My Cart

She’s such a healthy eater. I hope she doesn’t look in my cart and see the frozen pizzas and processed meats. I heard she makes her own pasta.

What if She Sees the Cheetos?

I’ll just say they are for the kids. I’m sure her kids only snacks on locally grown, organic veggies but it’s best that she doesn’t know that I plan on devouring those later while I watch The Affair.

I Forgot the Yogurt

Forget it. I’ll just send pudding in the kid’s lunches. It’s kind of the same thing, right?

If This Order is Under $200 I’m Going to Buy Myself a Latte on the Way Home

Or maybe a bottle of wine. Who am I kidding? I have’t seen an order under $200 since I had kids. Either way, I deserve that wine.

I Forgot the Bacon

Damn, I gotta run back and get the bacon.

Oh My, are Those Cheetos in Beth’s Cart?

Ha, not so perfect after all, are we Beth? I wonder what your friends at Cross Fit would think of that?

I Think I’ll Get Take Out on the Way Home

I’m totally exhausted from all this shopping. There is no way I am cooking tonight.


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