- Aug 15, 2014
I never grizzled while shopping with my parents and neither did my son. Maybe it is a weird class thing at that.
But seriously - why don't parents make sure children are fed and watered before taking them into the supermarket?
This is what I just don't get. The lack of spannungsbogen is a bit alarming.
It isn't about the kids being fed and watered, it is about shopping being stressful and long and boring and kids get fed up, tired, bored, whatever because they are kids. Then they see something they want, but you aren't buying it for them, and blah blah blah. Sometimes the path of least resistance is to give them a drink, and/or a snack to distract them for a bit to avoid mid-shop meltdowns which tend to upset other shoppers who then think you are a bad parent, throw you the evil eye etc.
You clearly haven't shopped on a busy Saturday morning at month end with kids. I notice that all the people who condemn this, are men, who probably don't do the monthly shop, and almost certainly not with kids. However, if you did venture out into the real world, you will see plenty of moms with their kids having to do the shopping at month end when you get paid because there isn't any choice and you have to. And you do whatever you have to do to get through shopping with minimum stress. And if that includes giving your kid a drink from the fridge so be it man, so be it.