I absolutely despise grocery shopping with my kids, but with the new work schedule I just can't seem to find a way around it. How do you deal with the "extras" that miraculously show up in the cart, the multiple begging episodes and inevitable mid-store meltdowns?
I felt horrible today but I basically ended up forcing my 5 year old into the little seat in the front of the cart (screaming his head off mind you) because he kept grabbing every junk food item (we do't buy that stuff) and putting it in the cart and then having a hissy fit when I took it out. He cried for the rest of the shopping trip and everyone in the store was totally glaring at me. I HATE this!