Jaime - posted on 04/30/2012 ( 143 moms have responded )
EDIT: So turns out we have bigger issues than just milk, obviously, from reading all these posts...So I guess this is really just another rant thread and I am open to suggestions on how to fix the other issues.
This whole thing started because my husband said the lactose-free milk that our daughter and I get from WIC makes his stomach hurt, but he's only had the 2% that I'm supposed to drink, and he's said before that the 2% homogenous milk is nasty, so it makes me think he's just being picky and just prefers regular whole milk. Especially since we both do the grocery shopping but he doesn't ask for his own milk or puts it in the cart or anything. It makes me think it must not be that big of a deal to him if he won't fix his own problem and buy his own milk. He's not being forced to drink my milk and I've actually told him to buy his own but he just doesn't.
Then it occurred to me that maybe he's not buying his own milk because that would cut into what he's spending on his hobby of collecting cards, upon which he spent $60 just last weekend. His cards are cutting into our gas and grocery budget, and we aren't able to save because he goes waaay overboard on them. That's when we realized there's a much bigger problem here than just whether or not my husband has a lactose intolerance "intolerance."
So I am open to any and all suggestions on this. Pretty much, what do you do when your spouse refuses to make bills and food a priority when it comes to his (or her) spending habits?