That Lucky Guy has been spending more time at our home lately.
Fortunately, my sweet girl seems to like him a lot. She’s also very straightforward about when she’d like some space with her mother alone (i.e., “I want some Mama time today, okay?”)
At the moment, I’m sitting here after picking up M up from school, just the two of us. I’ve made some Earl Grey tea and pre-heated the oven. The tomatoes for tonight’s pasta are waiting to be washed — yes, next to the dull pencils that need to be sharpened.
On the way out of school, I remembered to pick up the Organic Veggie Box. So, here’s the big deal: LG and I are sharing a veggie box from a local farm.
For the past few years, I’ve been wanting to join this local farm’s Veggie Box Delivery Program through M’s school. Every week, this farm delivers just-picked fruit and veggies in a big box. This week? Kale, green beans, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, melon. The farm, however, doesn’t offer any single parent family specials — and that entire weekly harvest would have been too much food for our mother-daughter duo. I hate the thought of throwing away food.
Since LG and I make dinner together at least a couple of times a week, I asked him if he wanted to “split” the box. He was game. He pointed out that I buy most of the groceries for our meals, so he wanted to cover the weekly cost of the Veggie Box. (Thank you!)
So, here’s what I’m wondering: how do you split the expenses when you’re dating someone?
I used to be the kind of woman who went hush-hush went it come to money-talk. That all changed after becoming a single mom. Now, I talk about finances like I talk about the weather.
I’m sure you have thoughts on this one. After all, I recall how opinionated most of you are when I asked, “Who pays for the first date?” So, what happens when you get to this point and you’re buying weekly groceries together?
Do you sit down with the receipts — say, from the weekly Veggie Box and the Trader Jo’s receipts — and do the math together?
Do you include restaurant dinners in that equation, too?
At the moment, it’s casual with us. We’re chatting about money out of respect, as we do our best to take turns when it comes to covering food costs. But at some point, however, isn’t there a time and place to have a conversation about all of this?
Photo from Flickr — thanks to Don3rdSE
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