The Evolution of Pre-Snowstorm Grocery Shopping

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First Storm

You make a detailed grocery list list, get to the store two days early and beat the crowd.  You have everything you could possibly need on hand including bottled water, flashlights, and batteries. You even bake cupcakes to make the storm more “fun”.

Your children watch every single “Local on the 8s” forecast for 36 hours straight and constantly check their Twitter feeds to see if school is closed.

 

Second Storm

You shop the day before and wait forever in line. While you are waiting,  you end up buying four tabloids (because you just need to see more stars without makeup) and a copy of Real Simple that promises to finally get you organized. You get home to discover you forgot something, but oh well!

Your children watch a couple of “Local on the 8s” forecasts and constantly check their Twitter feeds to see if school is closed.

 

Third Storm

You don’t make a list. You stop off at the store just as the flakes start to fall and they are out of the milk you normally buy so you spend $9 on a gallon of organic milk only to get home and discover that you already had an unopened gallon of milk in the fridge. Who is going to drink all of this milk?

Your children watch one “Local on the 8s” forecast, but continue to constantly check their Twitter feeds because they are teenagers and that’s what teenagers do.  Oh, and that is how they find out that school is closed.

 

Fourth Storm

Screw the storm! Your kids can fight it out cage match style for the last slice of bread. The power goes out. No one knows what happened to the flashlights and batteries from Storm #1.  Mom has officially had enough! The dog has had enough! The kids are sick of Twitter.  Everyone has had more than enough of the “Local on the 8s” and those pesky Weather Channel storm nicknames.

 

Fifth Storm

UGH…seriously?  We have to do this again? Your form of protest: you don’t even go to the store. Good for you, you really showed them!  Ramen noodles for everyone!

When is Spring going to come?!

Later that spring, you recycle that Real Simple from Storm Two. You never even opened it. So much for finally getting organized!

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