So today I went grocery shopping at our Super Walmart. Of course I had little K with me. I HAVE to learn how to better handle her while out NOW, so I can manage when #2 arrives.
Kaelin does not just sit meekly in a grocery cart seat. She wants to walk, but then she gets very easily side tracked and stops or runs in the opposite direction of me. I am trying to get out my coupons, calculate deals and refer to my shopping list during this time. I locked her into one of the shopping carts that has two seats for two kids, but the Houdini got out! Walking again...I picked her up and carried her and pushed the cart for awhile, but that really winded me.
At one point in the frozen section, I almost succumbed to tears...yes, really....tears, over a shopping trip with my 2 year old, but I got a hold myself and found a baggie of Cheeze-Its in my purse! Yeah! That kept her entertaining and SEATED for about 10 minutes. Then we sang the ABC's while riding through the aisles for another 10 minutes.
I am fairly organized before I go grocery shopping, but I need to refine the process even more.