Yes, its true ¦ shopping with your kids can be time consuming and a little stressful- if you let it! Use these tips to make the shopping trip a little LESS eventful and a little MORE fun & productive!
Tips for shopping with your kids
1- Make a list.
It is hard to go to the store when you don’t know what you need. I take my organized grocery list with me to the store and buy what I need for dinner. I also put extra things into my phone (in the notes section) and I just open it up when I get there.
ps- organize your list by section (freezer, dry foods, pharmacy ¦) and stick to your list to save money at the grocery store.
Oh- and remember that most grocery stores give out free cookies to kids – you could make a pit stop there if your kids are getting antsy.
I will do whatever I can to NOT go on Sunday, after church. That 15 minute trip will easily turn into an hour trip with the amount of people waiting in line. I try to go during normal work-hours (I am a stay at home mom, so I can go out during the less-busy hours).
I do this before we go anywhere (to a friend’s house, to have dinner out, or to the store).
“OK- I need you to find me bread. Tell me when you see the bread. I see hot dog buns ¦ hmm ¦ Do you see it?”
Thanks for sharing this today! I hope that it was helpful!