Best advice for shopping with little kids: Don’t!
I am not affiliated with Walmart. I just wanted to pass on a helpful hint, from one mom to another!
Last month we were preparing for a wedding and went to just about every single store within 20 miles of us trying to find the perfect dresses, ties, accessories, etc. for everyone. Maybe I’m weird, but I’m not about to pay a sitter to watch my kids so that I can go shopping only to return with dresses that either don’t fit, or that my girls are never going to wear again. My kids and I were both sick of me dragging them from store to store. And don’t even get me started about how awesome it was to try on dresses with 5 kids in the dressing room. Especially since the baby wanted to be held the whole time and a certain 3 year old thought it would be so fun to play peek-a-boo with anyone waiting to use the dressing room…
Anyway, this morning, my third grader requested some boots to go with her new-found love of wearing skirts. I totally want to help her explore her fashion side and I realize that tennis shoes don’t exactly go with skirts, so I decided to do a little shopping this morning while she was at school.
Three kids at a store is definitely MUCH easier than 5, but it is still not ideal. So, here is my shopping tip with little kids: Just don’t do it! There is this beautiful thing called online shopping that I am always worried is going to steer me wrong, but trust me on this. It is SO much better! [Read more…]