Let me tell you, I used to love grocery shopping (I know - weird thing to love). I loved making the list, people watching, taking my time strolling down the aisles, I didn't even mind when I forgot something and had to go back to the other side of the store. Now? I hate grocery shopping. I still like list making (although I have improved it significantly), I can't people watch anymore, and I do not stroll. There is no strolling. There is constant rushing because I just can't wait to get it over with. Sounds a little dramatic but that is how annoying it is to me. I was just telling Allan two nights ago about how much of a pain it is now. For the first *almost* four months of Holden's life, I have had to carry him around the grocery store. YES - carry him while pushing a cart and while getting things off of the shelves. It truly is amazing the things moms can do with only one arm free. He is not a fan of his car seat.
We had a breakthrough in the last week! Holden has sat in his car seat practically the whole time the last TWO times I've gone shopping! I only had to get him out once to hold while I got deli meat and then popped him right back in. HALLELUJAH! I still don't stroll (yet) because I never know how long his content-ness will last but hey, I'm happy as a clam!
Now, I said I've improved my grocery list making lately. This is thanks to Rookie Cookie (who sadly stopped blogging recently - but that's a link to her post on this that I followed). It's genius and I don't know why I never thought of it before. I'll leave you to her post so you don't have to read it twice. No more having to walk back & forth and back & forth because you forgot something in the produce section and now you're in the dairy section. I love it! My grocery shopping experience is much faster and easier.
One more thing that makes my grocery shopping trip easier? MARKET STREET. If you live in the Frisco area and don't shop there, I would consider switching :). Best customer service - hands down. No competition. They have parking for expectant/new mothers. They are helpful in the store, cheery even! They unload your grocery cart, re-load it, take it out to your car, unload it, and take it back inside! They won't even accept tips! I've been completely spoiled by them and rarely go anywhere else.
Sorry for the long post :) Happy Thursday! I can almost taste the weekend!
-Little Wife Power House
P.S. We ordered our stockings from Pottery Barn last night! Holden got this one, Husband got this one, and I got this one. Let me tell you, it was a little weird typing "Mom" and "Dad" for the embroidery! I'm so excited for our first Christmas with H.