I curse the day I allowed my boys to utilize the car shopping carts at our local Stop and Shop. I actually managed to make my life more difficult which I did not think was possible since I was already dragging my three two year olds grocery shopping. I am of the mind that the person who thought of car carts for grocery stores was out for revenge of some kind and thousands of innocent parents everywhere are forced to pay the price.
|The reliable triple shopping cart that made my life easier.|
I had it down to a science. Out of the house before 10am but after 9am thereby allowing sufficient time to arrive home before a lunch time meltdown. Bring lots of snacks (although we have been known to eat direct from the cart). Go with a list and keep the trip to 60 minutes or less.
My friends often look at me funny when I say that I take all three toddlers grocery shopping. As long as I stick to my formula I typically can get my shopping done and am able to keep major incidents to the checkout lane when any toddler's patience (if it exists) is tested. I am far from saying it is easy and I usually have to gear myself up for the task but in any event I get it done because the bottom line is there is not a day of the week when I don't have three children.