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    My kids love food shopping! Seriously!

    We live on a farm and it's a social outing. They feather dust the shelves, have a chat to everyone there, hold the door open for people, help with the packing etc...

    And when we go to the city and they step foot in Coles. OMG, they're in heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    Winetime it has always baffled me as to why whole families (regardless of the amount of children) go grocery shopping all together. I understand that sometimes you're just out and you call in on your way home and do a full shop or whatever but I know people who plan the grocery shopping as a family outing every single week and I don't understand why!! It's not fun!! Leave the kids with one parent and get the other parent to go on their own!!
    Oh amd I'm not talking about couples with newborns either where grocery shopping can be daunting...but I do wish they wouldn't take their pram as well as have the trolley!
    CMF read the bits in bold.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    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.
    Again CMF....for you...in bold.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    ....and if there's not another parent at home??



    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!
    Just giving you an easy opportunity to go and reread my posts. I didn't say what you said if you're going to come in and have a go at me for my opinion then at least have a go at me for something I actually said.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsdj1234 View Post
    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.
    no I'm not jaded. I just have a very different idea of fun and at the same time was giving you some cheap options to do with your family so that the family outing isn't grocery shopping.

    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    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.
    Yes right, not what I said. But I'll say it again to make it clearer for you. I said I don't understand why WHOLE families go in to the supermarket, and then gave some exceptions as to why I understand some people do and then said that I, as in me, know some people (in real life) who organise their weekly grocery shop to be done as a family. It's weird, to me. If it's not weird for you whatever. I didn't see I run up their heels or yell abuse at them. I said it baffles me and I don't understand why they do it. That's all. I don't know maybe they just have more time on their hands cause for me at uni and three small kids and a husband who works 70-80 hours away all 5 of us going to the grocery shop and spending 1 1/2 hours out of our weekend doing the shopping together, and then still having things to do at home it's a huge big fat waste of time. I can do the shopping, DH can do things around the house, we split them up or he keeps them all or I take them all and then we go off together and do something totally awesome as a family. Nothing to get upset about. Pretty sure my kids would rather go in to a supermarket than sit in a car for an hour while I did the full week's shop too.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    My kids love food shopping! Seriously!

    We live on a farm and it's a social outing. They feather dust the shelves, have a chat to everyone there, hold the door open for people, help with the packing etc...

    And when we go to the city and they step foot in Coles. OMG, they're in heaven!
    Yes fine...but for the people that I was talking about, the people that I know IRL live near me...that is there is a small IGA in nearly every suburb and big supermarkets everywhere, generally several in close promixity. There is nothing novel about a grocery shop for the people that I was talking about. and yes I have asked them why they do it, because I am not stupid enough to realistically ask BH anything when it comes to someone else, and the reason I have been given is 'if I have to do it then he has to come with me' as in a 'if I have to suffer through it he can too' so they aren't even dragging their family to the grocery shop because they ENJOY it, they do it cause it makes them feel better if their whole family is suffering through it with them. Weird.


    Well, I have to say, being in bed sick for 5 days and having BH as my entertainment...think my addiction is almost cured. This place is just beyond ridiculous. No one even bothers to read posts properly anymore before jumping down people's throats. Farrrrr ouuutttt. So glad I'm feeling far more human and will be able to socialise with less tightly wound people.
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    I don't get the bolding WastingTime. You said you don't understand why families go grocery shopping together. What about families with only one parent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    . Farrrrr ouuutttt. So glad I'm feeling far more human and will be able to socialise with less tightly wound people.
    I'm sorry that you've been sick, but honestly, you're the one that's coming across as tightly wound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I'm sorry that you've been sick, but honestly, you're the one that's coming across as tightly wound.
    Yes, because of the ridiculous crap that has gone on in this place in the last couple of days. I'm over it now. Sick of trying to explain things to people who just refuse to read what is actually being said. This whole thread was started because of that actually...ironic huh?

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    Wastingtime I wasn't haveing a go at you
    I was saying we do plan it that because we like it.

    I hope you feel better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    I don't get the bolding WastingTime. You said you don't understand why families go grocery shopping together. What about families with only one parent?
    Ok I'm going to spell it out for you. I was talking about family's where there are two able bodied parents and they all go out together. I didn't say children shouldn't be in a grocery shop, I didn't even say families shouldn't be in a grocery shop, I have even said in this thread way back that for years I took my three children grocery shopping with me every week. I said it baffles me as to why people make it a family outing. Other bh members have understood what I meant, I'm sorry if you can't but I really am done trying to explain it.

    Oh and if it helps, in the bottom of my multi quoted reply I explained why the people who I know (who is who I was talking about but god forbid you write anything on BH without 15 f34king disclaimers defending every possible little scenario someone might take from the three sentences you write and take it personally and get all p!ssy about) do it for and it baffles me as to why they would do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    Yes, because of the ridiculous crap that has gone on in this place in the last couple of days. I'm over it now. Sick of trying to explain things to people who just refuse to read what is actually being said. This whole thread was started because of that actually...ironic huh?
    I only pop on here every so often, so I don't know what's gone down, but I do know what it's like to get forum burnout. When it's causing you grief, it's time for a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Wastingtime I wasn't haveing a go at you
    I was saying we do plan it that because we like it.

    I hope you feel better soon.
    Thank you...I am well and truly on the mend.

    And not to be picky, but again, you took something from what I said that I really never even said in the first place. bit hard not to read it as people having a dig when your posts are pulled apart and people start getting all defensive and p!ssy (although you didn't get p!ssy with me) about something they claimed I said when I NEVER said it.

    That is what I'm sick of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I only pop on here every so often, so I don't know what's gone down, but I do know what it's like to get forum burnout. When it's causing you grief, it's time for a break.
    Thankyou for the hugs. It is not time for a break. It is time for me to leave this place once and for all I think. The last couple of days have just reminded me as to why I stopped coming here for in the first place (I am an old member).


 

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