I read a post about mommybloggers the other day and how they have nothing else to talk about but their kids. That is sticking in my craw a bit. Truthfully, there is not much more to me these days than my kids and my husband. The kids are small (one is breastfeeding, no less) and my husband is building a new business - everyone else needs me more these days than I need myself. So, they do get more of me. I am mostly fine with that because I know it is temporary - reading mommybloggers with older children certainly keeps that in perspective. Therefore, I will resist the irritation that rises like bile when I read things like that post. I do try to write about more than my kids, but you can only write so much about books and yarn before you are bored with your own damned self. And I cannot really write about the new business because that is work and you know The Rules About Blogging About Work.
Anyway.......I read this just today on ParentHacks:
In order to keep my 2 1/2 yr old and 4 yr old occupied at the grocery store or at Target/Walmart, I will bring along theirtoy shopping carts, so that they can "shop" with me. I let them carry a few items and then have them put the items on the checkout counter. They love it!
If I could reach through the wired tin cans running this here Internet Thing, I would love to throttle that parent. Read carefully - the parent took BOTH of her kids' shopping carts. I cannot imagine all the venomous ire directed her way as she and her kids log-jammed aisle after aisle.