Friday, April 6, 2007


I just got back from a trip to Walmart.
Is it just me or is there anyone else out there who loathes grocery shopping as much as me? I always dread it and I feel like I'm always there.

Our Walmart ritual first consists on going through McDonalds for a six pack chicken nuggets. I then proceed to tell Laura that if she is a good girl, she can ride the horsey or Elmo car when we are done. So far, this has worked and she's earned it every time (sometimes by just a hair). Somewhere in the middle of our trip, she gets to eat a cookie. In between all the entertaining, I do buy groceries.

Today, Laura was singing "Jesus Loves Me" at the top of her lungs and talking a blue streak the entire time. It is no wonder when we are all done that I feel frazzled.


Cassie said...

I hate going to Wal-mart but I must say I would rather take Anna with me any day then go by myself. She keeps me entertained and on track. I am less likely to venture away from my list when she is with me. I also have it in the back of my mind that we need to be done by a certain time. The other thing is Anna loves to help me. She does not scream or beg for anything. It is nice but I also think I might have a rare child in this case. =)

Jim Miller said...

I appreciate your going grocery shopping for us. I know it's not much fun - especially with a 2-year-old.

Thanks for all you do...

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

Preach on, sister.

Ryan said...

I don't know that I loathe grocery shopping...but I definitely loathe Wal-Mart. I finally got my wife to break her habit of shopping there.

My wife and I went grocery shopping the other day together; haven't done that for ages. Turns out it's way easier to keep a two-year-old entertained if there are two of you.