FOF Observation #14

The "FOF Observations" are a series of "Perpetual Posts" where I will share with you, my readers, short little "one line" observations that I have made (or will be making) on being the father of a large family. You will be able to access each of the posts in a cohesive list by clicking on the "FOF Observations" link in the "Perpetual Posts" group on the sidebar.

observation14 The Mother of Five:  Oh darn, we are out of milk upstairs.

The Father of Five:  (Said in my best super hero voice) No worries my darling, beautiful, wonderful wife, I will come to the rescue of our family by procuring an additional container of refreshing dairy beverage for all to enjoy!! 

MOF:  Sigh....  Quit the theatrics and bring up another gallon of milk please.

FOF:  (Bowing my head in embarrassing shame) OK.

After reaching the basement pantry refrigerator, and grabbing a gallon of milk...

FOF:  HEY MOF!!  Looks like we are starting to run low on our milk supply again!


Yup... That's after taking one out of the fridge, and having one empty upstairs...  This is our milk supply for between a week and a half to two weeks... 

Forget backyard chickens (sorry AtHomeDaddy), like I said in the previous Observation #8 - perhaps a backyard dairy cow or two would be prudent consideration at this point! 

For some more older "grocery" fun, don't forget to check out Observation #5

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  1. It is excruciatingly sad how fast a gallon of milk goes. I can't put a cow in my back yard, but I've considered goat milk a few times! I just don't know if I could handle a goat. They eat everything!

  2. Yup. When my older kids were younger, I went through a gallon a day.

    And Dan? Lemmee just warn you that raw goat milk is um... How shall I say? Smells a little strong.

  3. Thanks for the warning! I haven't had raw milk of any kind since leaving Kansas, so I'm sure any real milk would smell/taste strong, but I'll take your word for it with goats especially!

  4. Tou are some hard core milk drinkers!

  5. Dave,
    have them try some Dihydrogen Monoxide, its almost free.


  6. There was a time when that MIGHT have been enough for a week at my house. Consumption has slowed since then - we are down from 10 to 3 occupants. That would last us 2 weeks now, but not much more, I think. Milk is good!

  7. HA HA! And CareerMom was complaining, "Man, we go through a LOT of milk" the other night. NOT EVEN! Most of it goes to my protein shakes.

  8. Wow, and I thought our milk consumption was bad! That's a serious supply right there.

    LOL @ (Bowing my head in embarrassing shame) I've been there buddy.

  9. 3 gallons a week gets us through. Anymore than that and I would need a new fridge since we gave up the 2nd a while back.


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