With toddlers the most simplest things can turn in to wild adventures such as a trip to the grocery store. Kayleigh doesn’t enjoy riding in the front of the cart. She constantly tries standing up and she screams if you buckle her in. She occasionally will ride in the cart, but then you have to fight her off the food because she is eating it before you can even buy it. The other day she was pulling grapes out of the bag as fast as she could (unwashed of course) and she was also trying to bite the cucumber and banana through the peeling. I mean, one would think by her voracious eating that she had never been fed, but I can assure you that she has. I finally had to put the food on the bottom of the cart so she would stop eating it.
If she is not in the cart, then she either wants me to hold her while I push the cart or she wants to walk and help push the cart. Some things that make grocery shopping easier are to leave one adult at home with her and go without the kids (which can’t always happen for those quick trips for an item you need for dinner, etc.) or to go to stores that have the specialty carts. The carts I am speaking of are the ones that make it seem like they are driving—but even then she lets herself out and runs around unless we are constantly moving.
What’s it like going to the grocery store with your toddler?