My “Escape”

So, as a mom of a 2-year-old and 3.5-year-old who works full time outside the home, whose husband works several nights per week, I don’t get out much. My big night out generally consists of….

GROCERY SHOPPING!!!

And you know what? I love it. I do most of my shopping at Target because I have a REDcard debit card, plus Cartwheel, plus coupons, and I’ve found it actually is just the cheapest place for groceries around here. (I get meat and produce from Rouses, a local grocery store chain.) I love their Simply Balanced brand too, for cheap organic options.
I spend roughly 2-3 hours shopping, and pretty much enjoy every minute of it. I refuse to go shopping with the kids because, well, they’re little and impatient, and Marc’s not fun to go with because he doesn’t understand why I have to slowly go up and down all the aisles and look at every little thing. So, it’s become my time. I stop at Starbucks before I go (there’s not one inside, but there’s one just down the block) and take my sweet, sweet time. I’m sure other moms can relate!
Here’s my food log from yesterday…
You might note the lack of fruit/vegetables–a sure sign that it’s time to get to the store!