I’ve known the cost of food has been on the rise, but over the last few weeks, I’ve really felt it. I’m a very boring grocery shopper. Every week I buy very close to the same thing, with a little variety in the kind of fruit and veggies we eat, and whatever meat has the “Reduced” sticker on it. My target is between $80-90 and I used to be able to do it with my eyes closed, without a calculator, and with all three kids along. No problem.
The last few weeks, I’ve gone through my same routine, but the total has been over $100. I don’t know exactly what’s costing more, and I’m also not sure what in the world I can cut out. And this brings me to my main point.
I just want to publicly (to all 8 of you) apologize to all the women who I have scoffed at in my heart as I’ve seen you pushing your carts full of white bread, nutter butter bars, margarine, frozen pizzas, and Hi-C punch. I have accused you of not taking care of your family’s health, but I’m beginning to understand you and I’m sorry for my prideful heart. It is so hard to come home with so little. It is hard to say no to kids who want a snack and even harder to provide one that is healthy, convenient, and low in cost.
I’m just getting on the band wagon with the Global Food Crisis. I’m not sure where to start with that, but I’m trying to learn what I can at this point. But, for those of you who have been experiencing this in your homes for years, who have been trying your best to provide for your family, and who have endured the snotty looks from “Healthy” shoppers at the local grocery store, I’m really, really, sorry.