August 30, 2011

Why I don't go grocery shopping anymore...

Recently, as I checked out of Fairway (our grocery store) Oliver was caught waving an unwrapped, massive gourmet chocolate bar in the air.  I gasped in surprised and everyone near glanced over.  I must have parked him a little too close to some chocolate when I ran down an isle to grab something.  The checkout lady thought it was pretty hilarious (they rarely smile).  I laughed pretty hard too.  He picked a good one; it was tasty!

I regularly cart my three kids in one of the craziest grocery stores in the city.  (I witnessed a fight break out between two women in the produce section a few years ago.  No joke!)  Mothers, who have left their children in someone else's care while they shop, have offered their praise, touting, "You are an inspiration!" or "You are so brave!"  I believe there is a fine line between bravery and insanity.  And I'm not sure which side of the line I'm on.  ;)

We celebrated by eating the chocolate and taking photos.  That'll teach him!

1 comment:

  1. I hear you. I avoid taking all 4 shopping when at all possible. But if it happens, the toddler is on my back, the very big 3yo is in the cart and the 2 big kids on either side with their hands on the cart and they know what single file means for tight squeezes. I only do this with a list that my kids know I only buy what is on it and a bribe at the end for good behavior. usually the box of popsicles that are right by the checkout.

    It really makes me appreciate going on my own. Plus I get tired of the "are they all yours?" comments. But never the "oh they are all so darling" comments. :)


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