I am a sahm with a 2 1/2 yr old ds. I do all the grocery shopping for the family, and unfortunately he has to go with me. I have no one to babysit, and by the time dh is home from work, and we have dinner, it is too late for me to go by myself.
Ds will not ride in the buggy, front or back. He will climb out. If I try to hold him in, he will scream at the top of his lungs. If I let him walk, he will not stay with me or will throw himself in the floor every couple of steps. He will just lay there, wave and tell me BYE! When I go to get him, he goes limp, and just laughs. Trying to carry him is out of the question, he will turn himself practically upside down, or kick me. My groceries have been spit on, thrown across the aisles, or ripped open.
I have never seen another child act like this! I cry while shopping which makes me look even crazier. I am usually soaked in sweat once we leave. I have had to leave without even finishing shopping. My dh has had to come to the rescue a couple of times. I shop in the morning, hoping to get it done before ds gets tired, still does not help. I take snacks, toys, pen, paper, candy.... Nothing works!!!
Anyone been through this?? How did you survive???
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 10:10 AM on May. 19, 2011
Yes! I have been there too! The only options you have if you have no one else to watch him (like me) is either to go really early in the morning before your DH leaves for work, on the weekends or whatever day your DH is off or at night like I did. Since I am VERY pregnant now & I have a toddler, my DH takes the grocery list to work & shops on his way home. He doesn't get home sometimes until 8pm & then we make sandwiches (he & I since I feed my son early). Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! It is totally not worth the hysterical aggravation & stress of bringing them sometimes. I would rather shop alone anyway & have a clear head. GL.
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Answer by scout_mom at 10:23 AM on May. 19, 2011
He will climb out. If I try to hold him in, he will scream at the top of his lungs. If I let him walk, he will not stay with me or will throw himself in the floor every couple of steps.
He screams because he knows it gets to you. Buckle him in and shop with him screaming, he will stop eventually. Don't worry about what other people think. If you keep him buckled in the buggy reguarly he will figure out that screaming gets him nowhere and he won't even start.
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