It's been over a year since we did a big supermarket shop as a family. It's just not worth the trek if you haven't got a car to load all the shopping in. We could have hired a cab to get the shopping home but it's not worth the hassle and the cost. So I've been doing major shopping online and having it delivered, and we've only been to small supermarkets or shops for top ups.
Yesterday we decided to brave a trip to a very large supermarket seeing has we now have our own transport again. Were we crazy, two young girls and a toddler in a large supermarket? Probably!
Surprisingly we survived pretty well. Joseph was quite happy sitting in the shopping trolly which was a pleasant surprise, the girls always hated it. The girls ran off in the first aisle, saw how huge the place was and then came back to our side and never left us again. The kids were doing fine but mummy was finding the whole thing boring about halfway through, I know I'm a strange woman who doesn't like shopping! Finally we got to the checkout and spent rather less than I expected which was a bonus. All three children were still calm and relatively happy, we didn't even get pleas for sweeties.
I'm still trying to figure out why it all went so well. I think it may have been the novelty of it seeing as it's been a long time since we have had a big shopping trip and children have short memories.