Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
Dave and I started a tradition years ago now – before the children were even thought of – where we would go to Costco once a month after work, spend a fortune buying stuff we didn’t really need and then have dinner there before heading home.
Now, that tradition has passed over to the children who have learnt to love a trip to Costco just as much as Dave and I. Once a month, after pay day, I’ll pick the children up from school, pick Dave up from the station and we’ll head to Costco.
We’ll buy everything we need – plus quite a bit that we don’t really need – and it will all be in huge pack sizes. Toilet rolls, kitchen roll, cat food, cat litter and huge trays of meat that would feed an army.
As we walk round there are always people doing cooking demonstrations and offering free samples of the food – a highlight for all of us. This could be anything from pasta to parma ham, crisps or sweets. The children love having little snacks as they try and convince us to buy a kilo of Nutella, a million bags of their favourite treats or a paddling pool the size of our garden.
At the end we pay – and always, without fail, spend over £100 – and then get something to eat. The Costco food court sells pizza, chicken and bacon bakes, cottage pie, jacket potatoes and ice cream. It’s cheap, simple and the children really enjoy it. A trip to Costco has pretty much taken the place of IKEA for us – and we’ve swapped hot dogs for pizza slices.
A trip to Costco is a highlight of our calendar. It’s the one shopping trip the children love and it’s turned into a proper family affair. Definitely an ordinary moment for us.
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