taking kids to the store .... pawning kids off EDIT to clarify
I was reading the post about the mom who takes her 3 kids to the store with her. I have 5 kids--during the summer or breaks off from school, I take all 5 kids to the store with me. (8, 6,5, 2, 7 months) I do ALL my big shopping with them, we take them out to eat with us, etc.
Dh and I were talking the other day about some parents who just pawn off their kids for EVERYTHING. And it's often parents with only 1 or maybe 2 kids. We laugh and joke and say they don't know how good they have it! It's so different taking 1 or 2 kids out and about with you!
I must also say, it really aggrevates me the number of parents who pawn their kids off onto anyone who will take them--sometimes for days at a time, just so the parent can get alone time, go shopping, party, whatever. I get the alone time, but not pawning kids off on a regular basis. KWIM?
Anyways...that's all I had to say :)
EDIT: I think most of you ladies misunderstood what I said. My fault. What I meant is--the moms and/or dads who end up only having their kids around for a couple days a week b/c most of the time, the child is off at a friends house for the weekend, or grandparents house for the weekend, just so that the parent(s) can party, go out and live the life of a single/childless person.
I see NOTHING wrong with having daddy or a grandparent stay home w/the children, but not all the time. I see NOTHING wrong with having a child stay w/grandparents for a summer or going to summer camp or whatever. What annoys me are the parents who try to get ANYONE and EVERYONE to babysit their children just so they dont' have to have them around.
Oh and kind of a funny thing, I've gotten to the point where I CAN'T go grocery shopping wtihout the kids b/c I feel lost...like I forgot something. It ends up taking me twice as long to shop and I end up forgetting stuff and getting more than what's on my list. LOL