I know that this might not be the norm, but I love grocery shopping. I enjoy browsing the isles, looking for deals and matching coupons to stretch my dollar. I usually go early in the morning. I like to be there before it gets crowded. I do not enjoy a busy grocery store.
The one thing that doesn't make it enjoyable is having a cranky little along. I imagine we have all been there with a little who doesn't want to sit in the seat or who promises to hang onto the cart. One second things are fine the next you wonder how your little got half way under the cart so quick! I am sure you get the picture.
I have been thinking that I needed to find a way to make the shopping trip fun for both of us. My solution was to give Megan her own shopping list.
I choose to use a half sheet of paper and put two items we buy on a regular basis on her list. I cut out pictures from the grocery ads and then wrote out the words. I made four different list and laminated them with contact paper. Now I don't have to make a list for each trip and this gives her a little variety.
Not only is it a sanity saver for me, but it makes Megan feel like she is contributing to the shopping trip.