This past week, I lost two working days with Evie having croup (poor little bubba) and therefore lost two whole days of productive working time – right when my exam marking started and just as I was (am) writing reports. This meant that I had to dedicate some time over MY weekend, to put in some serious work, so that I didn’t fall behind this week. As I normally always do the grocery shopping in our household – as I am a control freak AND a planner AND I am the dinner-cooker, I actually had to delegate this weekly task out to another house-hold member.
Now, as much as I think Evie would love to take the reigns of the weekly grocery-shop, I think she may have some trouble reaching the trolley handles and some of the items on the top shelves. Therefore, Husband offered to take on this task. With my (messy, but ordered) shopping list in hand, he set off to the local Coles to hunt and gather our week’s food sources.
As he left I said, ‘I’ll pick up the slack on Wednesday – whatever you forget, or miss, I’ll grab it on Wednesday’ (on one of my non-paid working days). To which he replied, ‘Oh, there’ll be no slack’, in a rather confident (and arrogant) tone.
This not only worried me greatly, but it also got me thinking….
Is it OK to trust Husband, Partner or anyone else, to head off to the supermarket to shop for an entire week’s household meals?
How many of you out there are true control-freaks, who find this a scary thought? Or is it just me who finds this concept all a bit scary?
PS. I’m picking up the extra items he forgot today….hmmmmm. I am however, very grateful that he did this for me – what a sweetie!