Shopping for food is something that needs to be done.
Without children, it can be relaxing and exciting because you came across a Pinterest recipe you want to make, and you can take as long as you want.
With children, it’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT ball game.
Grocery shopping will NEVER be the same nor will it be boring.
Let me sum up what a mom finds herself thinking during a grocery shopping trip.
1) What are the safe foods?
2) Why are my children so picky?
3) How much longer do I have before the tantrum bomb goes off?
4) Let me get through this trip without a tantrum, PLEASE.
5) Help me make it through this tantrum.
6) Stop putting food in the cart.
7) Kill me, is this trip over yet?
8) I must finish before the snack runs out.
9) Try to get a variety of foods to encourage healthy choices.
10) Can I microwave this?
11) Why is there a toy selection in a grocery store?
12) Dear God, why are there more toys by check out?
13) Why didn’t you just stay with your father?
14) They should close off the toy and junk food aisles with a password
15) Do I really need junk food?
16) No, stop that.
17) I don’t need cookies.
18) Why are all of these random people need to tell me my children are cute?
19) Stop talking to strangers, kids.
20) Stop looking at strangers, kids.
21) Can my children live on Lunchables and Poptarts?
22) Why don’t they have child care anymore?
23) Can’t the cashier go faster?
24) No, we don’t need more stickers.
25) Yes, I can finally leave!
26) How fast can I put the food in my car?
27) I used to love food shopping…
Next time you see a mom in the grocery store, get out of her way because these things and so much more are going through her mind.
The bottom line is she has a quota to make called nap time (or bed time,) so leave her alone and do your shopping.