Greg has been working four 10-hour days since school started this fall. The work isn't any harder because he was already working at least 10-hour days before. He has come to really enjoy this schedule because he gets an extra day off.
I have also benefited from this arrangement as well in a few ways. He is forced out of bed because we are loud gets up and drives us to school. We don't live far from school and driving there is not a pain, but there's something nice about being shuttled to the front door, then picked up later in the afternoon. One reason he drives us to school is because after he drops us off, he does the grocery shopping. That's right ~ I'm totally spoiled. I make sure the list (in store order, of course) and the coupons are ready for him and he does the hard work. He even price matches at the register for me, people!
Every once in a while, we break from our routine and we all go shopping together. Last week he had a different day off and I wasn't prepared for him to go to the store. So we skipped it and went Saturday morning. This kids are spoiled too because they were not thrilled to find out they had to go grocery shopping. They kept trying to tell Greg to make me go by myself. No way! In December, Greg worked five days a week, so I went with the kids alone on his grocery shopping day because we were on track break.
But usually, once a week you can find Greg in the grocery aisles first thing in the morning. You'd better look fast, though, cuz he's a quick shopper.
Here's what's for dinner this week:
- chicken quesadillas
- king ranch chicken (freezer)
- chicken pot pie
- pork chops
- swedish meatballs
- roasted chicken
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