Lessons Learned – The Grocery Store With Kids
- When you have small children, you will put off going to the store as long as possible.
- After trying to make a dinner out of a can of peaches, ranch dressing and 3 olives, it’s time to go to the store.
- Gummy fruit snacks and coffee are the most important items on the 4 foot long list.
- You will go to the store that has the cool race car shopping carts, not the one with the best prices.
- You take extra diapers and clothes along with your coupons.
- Since you know your kids, you already have a pre-written apology letter to the manager of the store.
- The first meltdown occurs right inside the door when the children discover that all the cool race car shopping carts are being used.
- A trip to the free cookie counter will appease them for 20 minutes.
- You spend more time trying to put back the things the kids throw in the cart, than actually shopping.
- You will lose a child on Aisle 4, 7, 9 & 14
- Someone will break something on Aisle 3
- Meltdowns occur on the cookie, cereal and bakery aisle.
- You wonder why your child feels the need to poke the fresh meat packages.
- At the checkout line you are so busy explaining that the kids can’t just eat the candy off the displays, that you forget your coupons.
- Once home you realize that you forgot the fruit gummy snacks and coffee.
- Somehow 3 boxes of cookies, a pack of frozen bagels, bottle of Fish Oil supplement and a bottle of Cinderella hand soap made it into your groceries.
- You are so mentally wiped from shopping, you order a pizza.
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