We have Stop and Shop which does deliver but I'm not sure it does same day. We do not have drive through stores and I honestly don't think they exist in the state ( I have seen them on vacation though). My pharmacy has a drive thru so we typically use that even when they aren't sick.
I'll admit to not bringing my kid out when sick. I feel bad as I hate going anywhere when I am. I will usually ask dh to pick something up or I go out when he comes home. We typically don't run out of food though.
Mom to Elizabeth (5) and Corinne (3)
I have never had to run out to get food or tampons for the family, but I have gone out to get prescriptions or 'specialty' food for the sick kid. Most of the time DH and I can work it so one person stays home with sicky, but DH isn't always around or available to help. We also dont have any delivery or drive thru stores.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
I find this a fascinating use of the word elitist, by the way I would simply not call someone who has no resources (like drive through things or grocery delivery or a husband or family or babysitters) and young children who runs the risk of running out of food or medicine......the best planner. Its an oxymoron. If that logic makes me an elitist.......I accept the title happily.
I'm not a fan of people bringing sick (contagious) kids out to mingle. I just think it is generally a selfish and inconsiderate thing to do. And I get that parents of large families probably run out of sick days very quickly. I can sympathize. I run out of days quickly with my 2 children. But that's one reason why we chose to stop having children. All part of the planning process.....
Do people really believe that they have a plan in place that prevents their kids from going out in public when they are contagious. I suspect most people do bring their kids out when they are contagious...they just feel better about doing it because the kids don't visually look as bad so its easy to think you are not spreading anything around.