Normally, we try to avoid doing food shopping with kids at all costs. It’s a predictable routine:
“I need lollies!”
“I need the toilet”
“Can I have this?”
“You never buy me anything!”
“Miss 2 got something yesterday!”
“Are we done yet?”
“I don’t want vegetables for dinner!”
Today started off a little different. We picked Miss 2 up from 3 year old kindy and headed to Coles to get some food shopping done. She was tired which lead me into a false sense of security. “She won’t be an issue” I told myself and in the beginning when she wanted to sit in the trolley, I thought I was on to a winner.
Then this happened.
Add a new item to the trolley, she’d lay on it. Using the toilet paper as a solid bed base, she actually looked quite comfortable.
When asked “do you want to get out and walk now?” “Not yet. 2 minutes okay?”. That the favourite response this month.
But then we met up with a family member who is in Canberra for work at the moment and decided to get a coffee. All well and good until “I need the toilet”. Okay, trip number one. 5 minutes later, “I need the toilet!”. Again? Okay let’s go.
You know what they say about three’s
“I need the toilet!”. No you don’t but by that stage she was off and running down the hall to the parent room. I think it was the fact that she got to press the green button to open the door because her bladder sure as hell isn’t that small.
Moral of the story.
No matter how good you think your shopping experience will be with kids, it will never be as good as being by yourself! I’ll be avoiding shopping with kids from this day forth. (Also check my reviews on best kids outdoor playhouse).