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Shopping w/ Toddlers

Today my husband got a check from the Insurance Company for the TV. Lightning struck and it ruined his expensive TV he loves so much so today we went shopping for the new one. Everyday I lay Heaven down for "quiet time" but seldom does she actually fall asleep.

It's more like I put her in the playroom, then she intentionally destroys everything in the room, poops, and takes her diaper off. NEVER FAILS it's like Ground Hog Day.
Today was no different but we had no choice but to take her b/c we needed lots of other things from the store.

It's 4:30pm when we finally make it out of the house. Heaven always starts off great. As soon as she see's her shoes, she starts screaming "PRINCESS PRINCESS" (she has Disney Princess shoes) BUT that all seems to change the moment she see's a building. It doesn't matter if it's a store or restaurant, it's like a switch goes off and I have a monster.

Today I tried something new and instead of putting her in a cart, where she's looking at me, I brought her stroller. It was going good, I had manged to avoid any isle that might set the princess off. Then my husband says we need baby food..ok no problem, she's not going to freak out over jar food.

Guess what turns out the baby food isle is the sippy cup isle too..LOVELY..took 1.2 seconds for Heaven to start screaming "DORWAAA DORWAAAA" (Dora) ..not only is she screaming loud enough for everyone to hear her but she's trying to throw herself out of the stroller as well. My husband says she cant have the cup, cause were not going to get her something everywhere we go.

I thought she was bad in the isle till I tried to remove her from the isle. At that moment Satan had possessed my princess and replaced her w/ someone else. I look back to give my husband the evil eye for not just getting the cup and he's already laughing and walking away w/ TJ. I say screw this obviously b/c I'm the one w/ the crazy child so I hand her a cheap Princess cup.....

O Hell someone shoot me now...NOOOOO DORWAAAAAAAAAAAA DORWAAAAAAAAA. Her screaming continued 4 more isle till my husband took the cup away and threw it in the stroller. After 5 minutes the loud screech was more of a whimper. OK were safe right all we had to do was eye out the path that would get us to the food w/ no meltdown.

I was walking so fast I might as well of ran through the store. We make it to the milk and my husband gets a call and just stops everything and starts talking on his phone..UMMM hello do you remember our daughter so while she was palnning her freak out for the check out lane I grabbed so Cheerio mix. YUP I'm the mom that feeds my kid in the store to keep them quiet.

Now as I'm in line feeding her I feel a "look" from someone so I look up and the guy and the lane next to me is giving me the LOOK now it wasnt like a "how youuuu doin" look it was more like that SOB was judging me for having to feed my kid in the store. He rolled his eyes at me and turned back around and put his hand on his well behaved 7 year old.

So ya I guess I don't really have a point to this story just curious if anyone else has had to open food to keep kids

Edited to add: before we left the store I put the cup back =)


Holly said…
I agree with hubby about buying her something every time you shop. She will, eventually, learn that or you'll be in huge trouble later. As for food, don't worry about the looks from others. I feed mine in the store all the time. I have for many years. Not just to keep them quiet. I buy them McDonald's then take them in, or have recently bought them the Walmart popcorn chicken which we all start eating right away. Oh, We get a pop from the little fridge in from open and drink as we go through the store too. We pay for it all, just enjoy it right away. that guy would prob. stare look at you funny if you didn't too.
Mommy Lisa said…
AND my daughter usually gets a donut at Cub.
Mommy Lisa said…
If it is a long trip - ie stock-up - at Costco...we get a berry smoothie before we even start looking for what we need.