Havn't read the while thread but I don't do it. I like to teach dd to pay for thing before using or consuming. Also what If I get to the check out and don't have enough money, change my my mind it need to put some 'extras' back to be able to afford the essentials. Dd is usually well behaved and if she is getting a treat he doesn't get it until its been at least scanned.
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07-03-2012 14:05 #101
07-03-2012 14:06 #102
Can't say that I have done it, but I certainly don't see anything wrong with it as long as you pay for it at the end.
07-03-2012 14:33 #103
As long as they pay for it, I have no issue with it. I've never done it myself, but would open something for DS if I felt he really needed it, or if I felt it would make our shopping trip easier. I'm yet to take him on a grocery shop.
One thing that irks me is when people 'taste' fruit, like grapes or nuts.
That I find rude, and it's stealing!
07-03-2012 14:39 #104Senior Member
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Just for the record and coming to the defence of 'online shopping' only costs $13 if you spend under $50. I get my groceries delivered from woollies about once every $10 - it costs me zilch cause I spend over $200 at a time. I love it cause then going to the supermarket is quick and a nice outing for myself and kids, not an arduous chore.
07-03-2012 14:53 #105
yes i do. usually for the kids to keep them quiet - ds2 ate 3 of those mini croissants while we were shopping last week. before that he didn't want anything i had taken with us and i am sure the whole centre heard him complain about shopping. i always pay for what i have opened tho.
07-03-2012 14:54 #106
07-03-2012 15:15 #107
And I do a mini shop most days, rather than a big shop every week/fortnight. So we are in and out in 15 minutes mostly.
And to put my 2 cents in, on the odd day that I've timed it wrong/have a grumbly kid, I've got NO probs opening packets.
We have eaten whole punnets of cherry tomatoes (loads of times), Cheerios, squeezie yogurts.
It NEVER occurred to me that it could be seen as rude/wrong/stealing.
Of course, getting a scoop of macadamias or grapes and eating those is wrong, so I wouldn't do that.
Also never encountered a judgmental checkout operator either...
07-03-2012 15:44 #108
I did it once when my older two were younger and we were standing in the check out anyway. It was 2 chupa chups (1 each) for behaving and the lady scanned them first and gave them back lol. Very rare I do that.
I don't do it simply because I don't want my kids to expect to get something at the shops.
My older two know not to ask me for anything because the answer will be no. So they know not to bother asking and if they do then they know that no is no and that's it.
It doesn't bother me if other mothers open things to keep kids occupied. I think eating fresh fruit and things that are calculated by weight would be wrong.
07-03-2012 15:44 #109
If I am grocery shopping I usually open a loaf of bread and tear off little bits for DD2 as though she is a duck I always feel a bit funny about it though so I do the packet back up every time and give her small pieces and never while people are watching. I probably look as though I'm stealing!
Don't leave OP!
07-03-2012 15:54 #110Senior Member
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However, there is less scope for impulse buying. But strictly buying off a list in store was cheaper.
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