Thursday, April 4, 2013

Just One More Stop Kids

I will start by saying again that I have great kids.
I don't ever want anyone to think otherwise.
The bottom line is though, I have 2 kids under 3.
This week I have picked up a couple extra shifts to help out my pharmacy.
So today, being my only day working way harder than I do at work off, is an errand day.
I dragged the kids to 4 {very uninteresting} stores before lunch.

Aside: I just had to look up the past tense of drag because that sounded so wrong.  I almost changed it to drug which gives the beginning of that sentence a whole other meaning.

Anyways, it was actually a very smooth trip.
 And I got home feeling so thankful for certain retailers.

I used to be one of those people who would roll their eyes at these types of signs.
 "Why do they get a special spot?" I would think to myself.
"I mean, is it really that hard to get two kids out of a car and into a store?"

Yes, yes it is.
Words eaten.
Younger self's kick in the pants delivered.
{My younger, childless self gets many of these.}

Some days these spots are a major contributing factor to a successful shopping trip.
So thank you {in this case Save-On} to those stores who have this.

The most effective of these factors I speak of though?
The free chocolate chip cookie {at Superstore} for good behaviour.
PS.  I know it's not the healthiest thing to bribe your children with treats.
If you have kids and don't ever do this then you are a parenting ninja, kudos.
If you don't have kids, someone very wise once told me: "I did all of my best parenting before having children too."


  1. I used to LOVE getting the "good girl" cookie at Safeway, when I was little. I think I turned out alright - cookies and all. :) It's not like the only thing you feed them is cookies. Actually - I still sometimes wish that I got a treat when getting groceries - I would probably put it off less then.

    1. I have fond memories of it too Diana! I actually sneak a bite of the kids cookies so in a way I still do get a treat!


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