Costco Prompted Random Thoughts.

We don’t have a Costco in our town. We drive over an hour to one, so we don’t go very often. There are seven people in our family.  I very much dislike going to the store with small children alone. So when we go, I stock up for the end of the world. It freaks my husband out a bit; buying that much food all at once. He sees the dollars on the receipt; I see that I won’t have to buy ranch dressing until 2015. 

Aviana wanted to know why, when we have at least 17 grocery stores in our town, do we have to drive over an hour to Costco? I told her it’s because I’m highly illogical. 

We also go to a nearby Amish owned bulk foods store which is incredibly cheap and has homemade and natural goodness, baking supplies and a large assortment of artificial colors and flavors. 🙂
Kevin bought dried mangos at both stores. He really likes them.
75 pounds of flour should last a while, right?
We’re going to be doing Unprocessed October again this year, so I plan to be baking a lot. 
America is a culture of excess. I could have purchased a Santa decoration for over $200.  I like Christmas as much as the next person, but This is ridiculous. Also? It’s only September
I will confess, I was tempted by the sheepskin rug for $115.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have awesome kids. 
It was LOUD in the Suburban. There was bickering, silliness, excessive use of energy, laughter, giggling, sharing, crying, a diarrhea incident, playfulness, and annoying screaming/singing. Brielle told a story to the boys on the way home that entertained them for a good 15 minutes. Aviana and Brielle wanted to buy some candy with their own money and were occupied with that for nearly the entire time we were in the store. I let Brielle eat an entire quarter pound of malted milk balls (which we now call “melted moth balls”). I’m trying to relax about it. Elivette happily rode on my back in the mei tai and only nursed ONCE, briefly, all day. Denton and Cadrian were thoroughly entertained by samples. I shop in a swirl of commotion.
I didn’t buy a single NONfood item. I wanted to, I really wanted to. I’m still thinking about the four pack of wool socks for $12.99.
I bought a lot of mushrooms. Kevin wants to know who is going to eat all those mushrooms. He has forgotten the amazing that is the homemade cream of mushroom soup. 
I seem to have misplaced ten pounds of carrots.

One thought on “Costco Prompted Random Thoughts.

  1. I bought a huge deal of coconut oil and organic salsa at Costco this week. So good! I'm reading up on and starting Paleo. I've developed a wheat allergy and gluten allergy to go with my dairy allergy, and this way of eating seems to work with my drama. I'm also trying to ditch GMO foods but its hard- esp when you have a 2 year old who is STUBBORN about what he likes and won't try anything new. Certainly not any veggie or fruit that is not a GOGO Applesauce. Soooo it's progress. I'm basically eating salads, veggies and Lara bars at the moment, until I can figure out a plan but I'm working on it. Last year was bye bye ice cream and every cookie but Oreo…now its bye bye Oreo/ hello COOKING FROM SCRATCH. It should be interesting. Still in testing mode too. So much detective work involved in this mess! Good for you avoiding the non food items! They call to you! Esp the kitchen things and vacuums and gadgets. And the wine. ?

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