If my intent is to actually shop and get it done quickly, then I prefer to go alone. When I grocery shop with my DH, he's worse than a little kid putting stuff we don't need in the cart. LOL I usually do grocery shop with my 2 year old, but I don't usually get things done as quickly. Sometimes we just go to look around a store, so it's not a big deal. If I'm shopping for clothes, I like to go alone, but I took my son with me when I was looking for something for a wedding once. He was patient while I tried on a couple things, but when I had to go back in the fitting room a second time with some new dresses, he was NOT happy. I ended up going back by myself after my DH got home from work.
at 9:14 AM on Nov. 1, 2010