Grocery Store Adventures

Kristina - posted on 01/29/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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What is the most difficult part of grocery shopping with your little one? Any ridiculous stories you want to share?

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Christa - posted on 02/21/2011

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I would have to say my most ridiculous is when I forget to buckle the girls in the car at the bottom of the double cart, and half way through the store they are hanging out of it ripping things of shelves. Its always a fun experience.

Krissy - posted on 02/11/2011

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I hesitated on posting, because I REALLY am NOT trying to sound superior...

I've never had a real problem. I have three kids... I'm a strict mom, and I discipline in public the same as I do at home.

I mean, when they are little, there's always the grabsies and the debate of sitting in the buggy... but it's the kid that tries to make it a debate... it's the mom that lets them.

Yes, my kid has cried over my telling her she was not getting down. I simply ignore her at first, give her a moment to voice her opinion while I shop. Then I lean down and start to count. Since I use the same technique at home, it's not unusual. They know that they don't want mom to get to five... LOL!

Connie - posted on 02/10/2011

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Since I have had another baby My 3 year old doesn't want to sit in the cart she wants to walk. The only problem with that is she won't stay with me and she has to touch EVERYTHING. So now my husband goes at night when both kids are in bed. I make a list and he will call me with any questions.

Jenni - posted on 02/04/2011

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When my son doesn't eat enough before we go grocery shopping! He becomes one cranky little man! I have to try every trick in the book to keep him distracted. Worse comes to worse I sneak him a granola bar out of my cart. ;) Otherwise he's usually pretty good and easy to keep occupied.
The check out seems to be a place for tantrums for some reason My son use to throw a fit when I would put his favourite foods on the counter to pay for them. Now that he's a bit older and can understand more, I tell him "we must pay for it first before we take it home. If we don't pay for it Mommy will have to put it back." It works wonders and he happily hands the items over to me now. I also try to choose the check out close to the electronic department. The TV in front of the check out is always playing some children's movie which can be a godsent at the end of a shopping trip!

Kristina - posted on 02/04/2011

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I am glad to see I am not the only one these things happen to. Sometimes I see other moms in the store who look like they are completely altogether and I feel like an absolute mess, anticipating my little one's next move. Today it was chucking bath puffs at me while I made a dash for the ground beef. Then he refused to put down a toilet bowl scrubber and cleaned the floors with it and I let him. He is so imaginative and I love it, it is just exhausting. He hasn't pulled the one with the eggs yet though...

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My son doesn't get the concept of sitting in a grocery cart. He thinks that he must point to a touch everything on the aisles and proceeds to fuss if I stop him. I find myself saying outloud in a singsongy voice things like "almost done sweetie" and "mommy is trying to buy us dinner to cook" or "veggies!!... meats!!.....breads o' my!!" It does nothing for him or the people I worry are annoyed and stare, but it is the only way I can get threw it.

Christy - posted on 01/29/2011

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My son puts things in the cart and i find out when I get to the checkout. And my daughter has TWICE gotten into the eggs and dumped them all over the groceries in the basket, and of course the eggs broke all over them. UHG!

Nichole - posted on 01/29/2011

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My little boy is a dream to shop with. He sits in the cart and waves at everybody. Now he does get a little tempermental when he sees things he wants and I say no, but generally things he wants are yogurts, cereals, and snacks that we give him regularly so I rarely say no if he just points and says "that". He's 16 months.

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