We all need to go shopping eventually.
Whether it’s a movie, or a bag of salt, or a new bottle of dish soap.
Stuff runs out. Especially when you have ten people using it!
Since Dad still drives, and enjoys going to town more than I do, here’s how we’ve made shopping work.
If we run out of something before my big monthly trip to the stores, Dad usually offers to pick it up. I appreciate it when he does because it keeps me from making an unnecessary trip, keeps Bryan from being delayed even more coming home, and saves money!
Likewise, whenever I go to town, I always ask Dad if he needs anything. He’ll offer me money for whatever it is, but if it’s something that we all use, I usually tell him I’ll get it.
Dad’s also been amazed at what sorts of things I get delivered to the house. Hello UPS man, thank you for the lovely box of toilet paper. And diapers. And that new shower curtain!
Yes–it’s a different world this online shopping thing. If I realize I need something, I can order it from Amazon and almost always get it in 2 days with my Prime membership. What a blessing!
How do you make it work in your multi-generational house? Does everyone help pitch in when they can?