One of my favorite scenes in the movie is where Matthew lovingly wants to buy Anne a "puffed sleeve" dress. He's too shy and embarrassed to openly admit he wants to buy a dress. He orders a rake, 20 pounds of brown sugar, and inquires about hay seed before he mentions the dress.
Later, when he returns home, we get a scene of his sister Marilla scooping sugar and muttering, "20 pounds of brown sugar..."
Here's my "brown sugar" moment:
Yes- that's a lot of jell-o...
My hubby was in town running errands so I asked him to stop by the grocery store to pick up a COUPLE packs of jell-o to fix for our sick guy. I never imagined he would clear the shelves! Ugh. I now have a drawer filled with 30 boxes of jell-o.
I am sitting here muttering, "30 boxes of jell-o..."
I should have known better. Every time I send him to the store for something he either brings home 10 of the items I rattled off or he forgets them completely.
I have learned through countless experiences that he needs a list. A specific list!
One time the poor guy actually found me a 4 pound turkey. A 4 POUND TURKEY! I meant 4 pounds of ground turkey. To his credit, I have not encountered a 4 pound turkey in all my years grocery shopping. How long did it take for him to scour through all those frozen turkeys?
Have you had a similar "20 pounds of brown sugar" moment? How does your husband do grocery shopping?