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Do you leave the kids in the car when you return the shopping cart?

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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Question: Do you leave the kids in the car to return the shopping cart?

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yes

no

somtimes

am expecting and havn't been there yet

yes, because they are older children (school age)


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I don't. If I can't find a parking space right next to the cart return I just load all of the groceries in the car, and take DS with me to return the cart. Now with another baby on the way it seems like I am going to be parking in the boondocks to insure I get a space right next to the cart return LOL.

ETA- kids, as in babies, as in not able to get out of the car say under 5.

by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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art.diva
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM
It depends.
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notjstasocermom
by Samantha on May. 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

yes

AjCeCeMom
by Ruby Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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No, if I cant park next to the cart return I take them to return the cart and then we all walk to the car.

Red227
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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This is why I choose to park as closely to the cart corral :)

Because, YES, I leave my son in the car, buckled, to return the cart.

The horrors!!!!!!

mom2gr8tgirls
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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Depends. If I have my oldest with me, I pile them into the car and take it back. If it's just my younger two, they go with me.
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momtolittleg
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Yep.  I buckle her in, then walk the cart to the cart corral.  I've always done this.  I leave my purse in the car, too!  Never had a problem, and I can always see the car.

sissyboogs
by Katie on May. 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

If I'm parked right next to the corral, I'll put them in the car and then put the cart back. If I'm not parked next to one, I take them with me to put the cart back, and then we walk back to the car together. 

AHmom103
by Alexis on May. 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

 Only if I'm right next to the cart return. I always park at the farthest cart return from the door anyway. lol If I can't park next to a return, I let the kids ride in the cart on the way to return it, and then they walk back to the car.

CocoMama88
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM
With just 1 now I put my stuff in the back, we walk the cart back and then I carry him back to the car and put him in. I've just always done that. With another on the way ill have to figure that out!
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i.love.my.kids.
by Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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Hell no, im a very protective mommy, those are my kids and if anything were to ever happen to them I would never forgive myself. All it takes is for you to turn your back for 2 seconds and your precious babies are gone.
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