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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    The other thread got me thinking...It was suggest that a mum of 5 boys who were misbahaving should be doing internet shopping....

    So should a large family have to stay at home all the time, just in case one or more of the kids misbehaves.
    People should do whatever the heck they want to do. The only issue I have with this topic is that there's so many people out there who think its fine to comment on what other families should do! Mind your own business I say! If I want or need to Internet shop I will, and if I don't, I won't.

    All sorts of people annoy me when I go out - but it's not for me to tell them to stay home. I can handle it. I just grab what I need and go. Shopping is poo either way

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    I stand by my comment in the locked thread.

    Her comment was unacceptable and awful and totally out of line.

    BUT i do feel sorry for her aswell as the kids (unless she speaks to her kids like that as the norm or does actually hit them) But WE have no idea if that is the case.

    I wasnt standing up for her as such, simply pointing out that it could have been a once off comment where she was just pushed over the edge. All we know of this family is a 2 minute snapshot of what was seen in a supermarket. Either way its unfair to judge her as an unfit mother.

    I agree tho that no one said that big families should stay home or never go to the supermarket. I took it as merely a suggestion to online shop, get extra help if its available

    Peace

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    The only thing I hate about kids and shopping is when they get in the damn way and their parents say nothing. This happens regardless of how many kids a person has though.

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    I find adults (especially old people) get in the way more than kids!

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    Clarabelle, not even going to waste my time.

    Mrsj there are plenty of free activities...parks, walks, bike rides, days at the beach/river etc. even window shopping or a day at home igames etc. Grocery shops aren't designed to be a family's entertainment. It's for people to buy food.
    Last edited by Wastingtime; 09-10-2012 at 20:45.

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    I think a lot of people go shopping for entertainment. Isn't that why women go shopping and buy things they don't necessarily need? Because they enjoy shopping?

    I don't find taking DD shopping very entertaining becuase all she does is nag and whinge, but who are you to tell people what they can or can't find enjoyable?

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    Umm...I said window shopping as an option but seriously, people go through supermarkets for a wander around to see what they have and for entertainment like they look at clothes/shoes toys etc? Suuurrrreeee. Whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    Leave the kids with one parent and get the other parent to go on their own!!
    ....and if there's not another parent at home??

    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    and for entertainment like they look at clothes/shoes toys etc? Suuurrrreeee. Whatever.
    You've obviously never heard my kids (and so many others) when we duck into say, Target, for something, and they jump up and down and beg to be allowed to go and look in the toy section!! Pretty entertaining for some obviously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    Umm...I said window shopping as an iption but seriously, people go through supermarkets for a wander around to see what they have and for entertainment like they look at clothes/shoes toys etc? Suuurrrreeee. Whatever.
    Just cause one person doesn't find pleasure in it doesn't mean it isn't pleasurable for another.
    And yes, we go to Costco every few weeks to get groceries and for family entertainment.
    I'm sorry that you are so jaded that grocery shopping is such a terrible chore.

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    I love shopping with my kids and i hate going on my own.

    It not uncommon to see me with my pram, my mother on a mobility scooter, one or 2 of kids pushing trolleys. My mum can't shop on her own she needs a helper to push the trolley and get stuff of the top shelf. We try hard not block aisle or shelf and are always mindful of other shoppers.

    My kids love to go down to coles or woollies or iga. if daddy's in the car and just I am going in the fight over who gets to go with me. Just this arvo dd3 was begging me to go to coles. The love Tuesdays as they get to the shop and pick what we are having for dinner that night. I give them a budget and work out what the can get with it.


 

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