This is such a nice post.
I have had that too. Avoiding going to the supermarket with my kids because I thought they may not behave well in the shop and thus, well, cause me embarrassment.
Thing is it shouldn’t be like this though. We all have our bad days with kids. Kids should not be seen and not heard. And at the end of the day, this is our life. We should feel free to go to the shop if we need to.
That said, I am thankful most of the major supermarket chains in England offer home delivery services and one of them -Tesco – even offers a Click and Collect service free of charge, where you pick what you need online, checkout online, then go to the shop and collect your shopping, which has been picked for you by the supermarket staff based on what you placed the order for, all of them already packed into shopping bags for you, so you don’t need to traipse around the store to find them.
I still prefer to go down to the physical shop to do my shopping though. I like the security of picking my own fresh fruit, veg and meat rather than depending on a stranger to pick the good ones for me. Sometimes I used the service and found that staff picked veg that was near their sell by date.
But still I guess the bottom line is – we should not feel afraid of going to the shops with our kids even though they are not going to be quiet or “good” all of the time. And as women really, we should stop judging each other. We’ve been doing that for way too long.