For years, we’ve had a dry erase board affixed to our fridge. It’s a practical place to write down things we need. It fits nicely next to our travel magnets and save-the-dates. When we run out of frozen kale or dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets or juice boxes or raspberries (or as my son calls them, strawberries) or strawberries (or as my son calls them, strawberries), we jot it down on the board. Could we use our phones like modern-day mamas and papas? Surely. But for this household routine, we’re all analog.
Over time, the marker has dried up and the veneer of the whiteboard has become permanently stained – rendering the board near-useless. Evidently there’s a simple fix to this to-do list dilemma – get a new one. The problem is, we never remember because it’s not written on the board. This also explains why our fridge is empty and our kids are hungry.