Grocery shopping with Owen has become a little more difficult as of late. Owen used to sleep through the entire experience, which obviously made shopping quite a bit easier.
Owen is more active now which makes grocery shopping a little trickier, if not more entertaining. Owen is big enough to ride in the kid’s seat in the shopping cart which is nice, but he also gets bored easily. We can divert Owen’s attention by giving him things to hold: coupons, crinkly packages and small boxes generally keep Owen entertained. However, this lasts about half of the shopping trip before Owen gets tired of the whole shopping trip and demands to be held.
I’m sure most moms out there have attempted to push a shopping cart full of groceries while holding a small child, so I’ll forgo the rhetorical question. I was about to give up and just accept that this is how shopping was going to be. Enter…the rocket ship shopping cart.
We went to the commissary last week and I a spotted shopping cart that looked like a rocket ship. It had two seats in the front facing forward and it had two steering wheels. Erin was a little concerned that Owen was too little to sit in a big boy seat like that; my default answer is always “I’m sure it will be fine”. While Owen was a little unstable on the turns, he thought the steering wheel was great fun. I think the biggest thing that Owen loved was that he was facing forward. It’s understandable, as I would quickly tire of seeing my shirt for the entire shopping trip too. Anyway, I think rocket ship shopping carts will be the norm for our future shopping trips. Erin says I just like driving the rocket ship shopping cart, to which I reply “yeah, so?”
How is shopping with your baby?