How often do you go to the grocery store? Do you take your lo/s?
Oh my gosh....it feels like we're always there. I live in a fairly large town and the 2 Pharamist and half the checkers know not only mine, but both kids names too. :oops: Funny this is the QOTD, because just yesterday I was talking to the Pharmist about how much kids have increased my shopping and decreased my organization, so I have to shop more frequently since I always forget something important.
But to answer the question, we're probably there 2-3 times a week. the kids always come along, since there is not really anyone else to watch them.
ETA- we also make a trip once a week to Whole Foods for our milk and certain meats and veggies.
Way too often! I go to Costco 2x per week for Milk and snacks, and Shop Rite 1x per week sometimes twice. Gabby is always with me but I have started to leave her at the playhouse in Shoprite and she loves it, she thinks she goes to school once a week, I get to shop alone for 90 minutes, and we are both happy. I get more done and can keep on track and somewhat organized.
We go every 2 weeks and I almost always have both boys. Car carts are a must to be able to get through my 2 + hour shopping trips!
I'm a shop as I need things kind of girl! which DH hates! I tell him he can take over shopping then but he doesn't like that idea either! so some weeks its a few times a week and others once or none!
I try to avoid bringing my girls if I can! My mom is very helpful with watching them. But more times than not I go on my lunch hour from work.
We (okay actually DH) goes once a week. I HATE going to the grocery store! DH does such a great job and is willing...so Josh and I stay at home and play.
For the most part I only go once a week, on the weekend. If I'm desperate I'll run during my lunch hour from work and pick up a few things, but then it's a hassle cause I have to bring them in to work if they have to stay cold, etc, so I try to avoid that. I usually make a Costco trip every 2 weeks and a grocery store trip every week, and sometimes I have kids, sometimes I don't. As Layla has gotten less content to just sit in her carseat and smile at me, I'm starting to try not to go by myself with both kids (although sometimes it still happens) and I'll usually go with just 1. It's pretty rare when I get to go without any kids...that's just pure heaven.
we go to often too.. go for one thing come out with 10 so I am trying to make a meal plan for the week and stick to it, we also try to avoid Costco more then once a month LOL only because its so easy to spend too much there too
I take the girls and they help, I have them get me things, it makes it fun for them, I'll have Addi look for cilantro and tell her its green has leaves ect and have her try to find it. Claire does the same. We also count as we put things like Apples in a bag.
It's pretty rare when I get to go without any kids...that's just pure heaven.
LOL this just reminded me of the first christmas after having Addi. I went to the 24 hr walmart to do some shopping, I swear I wondered around the store for over an hour just listening to the christmas music and enjoying the peace and quiet LOL
Layla is at the stage where she wants to hold things and then either eat them or throw them out of the cart. Sophia wants to push the cart, insists on pushing it herself, and then runs it into people or things. Or I lose her completely like I did in Walmart a couple of weeks ago and I'm frantically in tears telling everyone I can find that I've lost my daughter and describing what she's wearing as I picture myself on TV begging her kidnapper to bring her back to me. At one particular store I can get the car cart and she will stay in there but they gross me out because they are filthy. EWW.
I try to go only once a week. It's normally just me and Cora, while Lyla is in school. We almost always end up going 2-3 times a week though. I either forget ingredients or, decide to try out a new recipe, or we have people over for dinner. Sometimes, dh will run to the store for me, and he usually takes Lyla with him.
I go to the store once a week. I hate going in between because I really just don't have time. Plus, I make my menu for the week before I go to the store, so I get exactly what I need for the entire week. Whether or not Noah goes varies all the time. Some weeks, it's just the two of us, sometimes I go by myself, and sometimes DH goes with us. I usually go Sunday mornings, since it's empty due to everyone being at church (we go to church Saturday nights, so Sunday is the perfect opportunity for an easy trip with an empty store.).
I usually make a large trip once every two weeks. I try to get everything we'll need, but occasionally I have Shawn stop for something on his way home. I go without the kids. Shawn stays home and puts them to bed while I'm doing the grocery shopping.
I'd much rather be at the mall shopping, but I do definitely enjoy my alone time. I usually call my Mom or best friend on the way there and catch up for a little bit, and I enjoy having the time and mental space to price compare, look at ingredients, or just take my sweet old time. I really don't think there's any way I could do it with both kids in tow, I'm certain I'd end up buying WAY more than we need just because I'd be throwing stuff in the cart to try and get out of there!
Not very often. Whenever we run out of the fresher things like apples, carrots, yogurt, etc. So maybe 1x every 2 weeks. I bring the kids with me since I usually go in the mornings.
Dh's family store (where dh works) carries a ton of groceries so I just call him if we need something and he brings it home with him. With our 10% discount, and not having to use the extra gas, it ends up being probably cheaper than if I'd go to a "normal" grocery store. Plus, if we put it on our charge account there, my FIL (who owns the store) ends up taking off $100 each month, sometimes more often if he's feeling extra generous or if business has been good. It works out, lol.