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Author's Note: 10 Grocery Store Etiquette Rules
Before we moved recently, I used to find shopping with my kids stressful. They both wanted to sit in the designated child seat, but they couldn't both fit there. So the older one bundled himself into the lower section of the cart. This was fine for a while, but then they would want to switch spots mid-shop or climb down and scamper off into the maze of aisles screaming at the top of their lungs. Thankfully, our new local grocery store has an ingenious solution to this problem: toddler-sized carts. My two little demons have become model shoppers, carefully guiding their personal carts, which I load down with all my unbreakable purchases. So far, so good.
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