Because a Snow Day Means Never Having to Eat Healthily

On Tuesday, when everyone was all atwitter about the impending ice storm, the husband called and asked if I needed him to stop and pick up  — say it with me — diet cokes.  Since Tater Tot and I had been to the store that morning, I told him that we were in good shape.  We had everything we needed, including about 238 liters of diet coke, which — if we rationed ourselves — should see us through at least a couple of days.

When he pulled into the driveway and got out of his truck a few hours later, I noticed he was bringing in grocery bags.  As in ABOUT SIX of them.

As it turns out, he wasn’t so sure that I’d stocked up properly, so he decided to help out.


The fact is that, while most schools were closed today because of a little ice and snow, the streets were actually pretty clear and Tater Daddy was not forced to stay home and load up on comfort food make sure his wife and young son were warm and safe from ice-covered branches just waiting to fall on the roof.  He went to work.  Tater Tot’s mother’s day out program was open, so he went.  I was left at home  ALONE with a buffet of junk food.

I like snow days.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lindsey Langhans
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 07:49:38

    I love it! If I was snowed or iced in, I would definitely make sure I had adequate amounts of diet coke! The last thing I (or my husband for that matter) would want to happen to me was to be stuck in the house without dietcoke! haha…


  2. JLI
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 10:25:26

    Do my eyes deceive me or are those yogurt covered pretzels from Schnucks? I didn’t know they had Schnuckies down in Memphis.

    Your hubby, he’s a funny man! Double the Oreos, double the Doritos and thrice the Chex cereal!

    This calls for elastic waistbands!!!


  3. Kim H.
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 13:16:05

    I’m cracking up – that looks so similar to my rations during Hurricane Ike! HA!


  4. thefarmerfiles
    Jan 29, 2009 @ 16:44:10

    I wanna know if you have ever gone on a Diet Coke fast.


  5. Kelley
    Jan 30, 2009 @ 13:53:41

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    That is so funny!!


  6. kim sue
    Jan 31, 2009 @ 14:55:52

    that is EXACTLY how my husband shops. He went to the grocery this morning to suppliment some groceries because last night he invited a couple more people over for the super bowl. We already had a meal planned and I had bought groceries yesterday. Basically we needed another slab of ribs, another can of beans, bread and more beer. He came home with 6 bags of groceries in which was chips, crackers, cookies, popcorn, and 2 boxes of honey buns. WHAT the ?!%? They are basically the worst food you can put into your body. AND, he will end up eating one and I will eat the other 11.


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