So I really and truly think that I have lost all of my former ‘cool’ if it ever really existed at all. I now have this thing (a serious thing I might add) for stores with double shopping carts. As per my post regarding my stay at home mom workout– I explained how lugging the 35lb stroller in and out can get old pretty darn fast. I pretty much freaked out last weekend when I was at Kohls. I hadn’t been there in forever and to my dismay (amazingly) I only had one kid with me to use the super-awesome-incredibly-cool double cart.
But not just any double cart. It was a front to back, LONG double cart so that it could fit down those tight little aisles that are difficult to navigate even with no cart. I kind of thought of it as a cattle prod thing like they have on the front of trains. That thing would blaze my trail.
But seriously- I was pretty excited. I realized that if I had to get out on a rainy day I could go to Kohls. Sure B would run wild like a banshee, but I could have L and C in a cart (not side by side to fight) while I perused the sheets and home goods for the ten billionth time to fulfill my sheet set addiction. In my mind..I can go here!
Target’s double cart is a little advanced for my 17th month olds still. Costco has a double, but it’s a pain to get there and chances are I’m going to spend way more than I wanted on a three month supply of something we didn’t really need. The grocery store has the double race car- which is ok. But the grocery shopping is kind of like my pathetic escape every week- so I don’t really want to take the clan along with me…But- we did discover the fun bright orange Home Depot cart on Saturday, and we were all pretty thrilled with that one.
So, I’m still left with a heathen 3 year old to wrangle, but I know his time in a stroller/cart passed us by a long time ago. At least this way if I threaten to leave him due to a tantrum he might think twice realizing I still have his brothers. Oh well. A mother can dream.
Do you have a shopping escape with your multiple kids? Do you find that you’ll shop at certain stores because of the carts they have for your children?