Sometimes you’re a really giant scary looking Viking guy who can break things with his bare hands and lift really big heavy things and people tend to get out of your way.
But you’re not a jerk about it or anything and usually all you want from the world is to be left alone and for your family to be happy and safe.
But then sometimes your tiny little girl is in a giant cold hospital and they’re holding her down and poking her with needles and she’s really scared and upset and you have to keep reminding yourself it’s all for the best.
So, you go eat your pudding by yourself in the cafeteria so you don’t punch an orderly and run out of the hospital with your girl under your arm.
I hate pudding.
Frugality Challenge: Dinner.
My Oldest Daughter, age 12, and I went to Kroger with the task of buying dinner for us with a $10 budget. We weighed fruit, compared nutrition and did tons of math. She surprised me and decided we didn’t need meat as it was the most expensive item and we already had plenty of protein.
Final order… Store brand tortilla chips ($1), small block of Colby Jack ($1.88), snack carrots ($1.29), two bananas ($0.50), a 32-ounce sports drink ($0.56) and a four pack of store brand pudding cups ($1).
Total bill with tax… $6.46.
We ate our fill, enjoyed the pudding and had about a third of the food left over for her lunch tomorrow.
But mainly we had a really fun hour of discovering and learning and laughing and building good habits.