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A Rant...

Posted 11-27-2008 at 12:40 AM by Chrissi
So there's this thread on the boards and as I'm reading it, I realize we're the people everyone hates. But that thread is not the place to post my response as that's just argumentative and not at all productive - much less being all off-topic-y.

Okay, so my family is the group of people y'all can't stand at the grocery store. To be fair to others - we do shop at off-times. We're the homeschoolers with the kid in the karate uniform in the grocery store at 10:00 pm on a weekday. But hey - we don't have to catch a school bus at 6 am either.

I'm feeling a desperate need to defend the obnoxious clown car shopping carts. 6 year olds do NOT fit in the regular seat on a regular cart. DJ has ADHD and "touch everything" syndrome. The little car cart gives him visible boundaries AND he actually fits in the darn thing so I can shop without having to chase him down or yank him out of the way of some half-blind 80 year old woman with a major 'tude and a chip on her shoulder about kids not knowing what to do with themselves in the grocery store.

Yes, I could let him push the regular cart or just be on top of him every second, but sometimes you just want to get the dang shopping done and go the heck home! - Not spend 4 hours in the store establishing appropriate behavior and boundaries for grocery shopping without blowing your stack. I don't like pushing the darn thing and it doesn't hold as many groceries, but it keeps me from turning away from the cart to grab a can of tuna and turning back around to find that my kid has wandered off because he's not contained by a seatbelt. And if he keeps his hands inside the car, he gets a cookie. (He's under-weight due to his ADHD meds - bribing him with fatty-food benefits both of us. )

Anyway, I think a little understanding for your fellow man could go a long way.
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    I agree

    Its the grocery store- lifes too short to let a trip shoppping stress me out- I dont like people who are rude or act life they are entitiled to butt into line- but otherwise- eh- its the grocery store-Wish that was the most stressful thing in my life!
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    I have been sufficiently shamed. Hope I didn't offend you about the clown car bit (I think in my mind I thought it was funnier because there's usually 16 kids hanging off of durn thing). In the future, I will try to be more understanding of the giant kiddie karts, but I'm not giving up on my rant about the bagging of my groceries!
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    Posted 11-28-2008 at 01:51 AM by wvugrrrl wvugrrrl is offline
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    I agree! DS who is 4 can sometimes get really excited and try to put everything on the belt himeslf, throw things in the cart we weren't planning on buying, and helps slide the credit card through the machine to pay! It does sometimes embarrass me, but the fact is, other people should go about their own business and not worry about us!
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    We've been there, Chrissi! Don't let it get to you; not everyone understands.
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    Posted 11-29-2008 at 03:49 PM by DyanKJ130 DyanKJ130 is offline

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