I haven't "really" gone grocery shopping until yesterday and it wasn't even "really" grocery shopping in the sense of reality since my mother in law was there to help. We know you can attach carseats on top of shopping carts but since we were not yet aware of how nor did we want to attempt, we maximized the two of us and grabbed two shopping carts - one for Jordan's carseat and one for normal grocery shopping. Completely legit and super smart of us - except once May is gone, what will I do?!
Do people just not grocery shop for a while? Moreover, how do single moms manage? Even if we knew how to attach the carseat to the shopping carts, there's still the next dilemma of where to load all the groceries when the trunk is occupied by the stroller. Yet another simple ordinary task that is challenging with child and has me thinking, how does everyone else do it?!
To add to the challenge is the fact that my ordinary grocery shopping is not a one stop deal. On average, I will stop by Fresh n Easy and Costco with occasional trips to Trader Joe's, Albertson's and Vons. Gone are the leisurely grocery escapades that once were a part of my weekly rituals - first thing I've noted is I must try to consolidate my shopping needs and trips and probably take advantage of the fact that my weekdays are now open for grocery shopping and space out any multiple trips.
It's absolutely fascinating that not only am I being taught daily lessons on patience, love, devotion, sacrifice and humility but also organization, multitasking and goal making with baby. Grocery shopping will never be the same again! But as cliche as it sounds and as much as any new parent will inform you, it is well worth it. He is well worth it.. Jordan that is, or whatever kid you or the next person may bring into this world. Just don't forget that when you're grocery shopping and wondering how everybody does it! Many a parent has grocery shopped and gotten by just fine and so will you... ahem, so will I, right?