100% of the time when they were young, less as they got busy in dance and sports or whatever and I was no longer there with them all the time. Hardly ever, now that one lives on her own and the other's working, dancing and out with friends most of the time.
I remember being astonished by the first field trip our kindergarten class took: to my local grocery store. The majority of kids had NEVER been in one before, and were gawking around like they were exploring Egypt. It was such a strange idea, that a child wouldn't know the local grocery clerks, or where the milk was kept...
Not if I can help it,lol.
As soon as they got into middle school and older they are each given a weekly budget and taught how to make healthy choices and why and how to make a balanced menu for the week and how to shop and comparison price and estimate their check out bill and put the groceries away and then do it again next week, they all do that and they actually like it bc it empowers them and teaches them important life skills , Todd and I only shop for him and I and our kids being 16+ shop for themselves with their allotted budgets.
I have no choice right now. During school last year, I'd go during the school day, but, still had my 4 year old. Next year, she'll be in pre-k.
Some may ask, why can't dh keep an eye on the kids? He works nights and works multiple shifts in a row. He sleeps during the day and I prefer not to have errands to run on his rare nights off.
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