Jaime - posted on 03/06/2012 ( 86 moms have responded )
in my state if you're under a certain income you qualify for WIC (women, infants, children) benefits. you get a few gallons of milk (understatement omg), a dozen eggs, 16oz cheese, 16oz bread, beans, peanut butter, and $10 worth fresh or frozen fruits and veggies. the amounts vary according to who the checks are for.
you also get cereal, about 36oz a month. the cereal is my main thing.
my daughter is 1yo and eating big kids' WIC so she gets cereal and milk and all that goodly stuff. she gets to eat all her stuff, too.
i am pregnant, so i also get WIC with the cereal and whatever. we get 36oz of cereal each, each month.
my husband is NOT pregnant and is NOT on WIC. but he eats all my cereal.
this is unacceptable. what do i do to fix this? i have talked to him about eating it without milk, told him that with as much freaking milk as we get with this stuff and only 72oz of cereal in total (at least half of which goes to my daughter) to last us all month he needs to stop eating it out of the box when he's bored and doesn't want to make himself something (he's home during the day with our daughter until i get home, then he goes to work at 3pm and is there all night). he does not listen. it should be a simple thing, make a bowl of cereal and eat it with milk, if you must have cereal, especially since the milk is there just wasting away in our refrigerator unless we give it to friends.
and why must he torture me by setting the empty cereal box back where the cereal goes so that when i want my bowl of cereal and get excited because it's there and i can eat it, my hopes are dashed to the kitchen floor because the box is empty.
so yeah...what would you do? should i make him start buying his own food and not let him touch our WIC stuff? the cereal and the eggs are the only things he eats, and i don't mind the eggs because they make me sick. i'm considering that option and it seems like a good idea right now...