Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mini Shopping Carts for Kids!

(The following post was inspired by a post on Kerri's Blog)

Oh Cool! The mini-carts for all the mini-me shoppers! Just lemme say EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEgads! I have one of those 'mini-me' shoppers ( 3 year old) and lemme tell ya.... those carts are just a joy! NOT!
"Why?", you ask.

6 reasons come instantly to mind:

1. She can barely steer herself. Adding a cart to the mix brings the aisle end displays to the endangered species list.

2. Oh yes.. she wants to put the milk in HER cart. She grabs a gallon, not realizing that it weighs 1/2 as much as she does and DOWN she goes, milk and all..... Did you know that a gallon of milk makes a Tsunami wave about 4 feet high?

3. Oh my bruised achilles tendons!!! Ok.. yeah well the carts don't have brakes and wow... they sure smart when they ram, full force into your achilles tendon at 55MPH.......

4. If you are lucky to make it the check out before you are battered, bruised and completely embarassed. Your sweet, darling 3 year old will INSIST that since SHE HAS HER OWN CART and she will be checking out ON HER OWN. Needless to say, a nice full blown tantrum begins as I say, "let me help you. you can't reach to put it on the counter."

5. Injuries abound as she, in her last effort of control, grabs the frozen peas out of her cart and tries to throw a 50 yard pass to the the counter, hitting 3 people in the head as it flies by, only to land on the floor, exploding sending peas flying like shrapnel in all directions.

6. Frozen peas, floor;Bad mix. The cashier presses the "RED ALERT" button as he hollers "CLEAN UP, Check out 13"
By now... my 3 year old is freaking out, My groceries are spewed all over the floor and people are glaring at me from allllll angles.

ALL BECAUSE OF A pint sized shopping cart.
I RUN from them. I will go in the OUT door just to avoid her seeing them. They are things of pure EVIL!
Well, that's all for now. I need to go ice my Achilles tendons............ LOL!!


MsGrace said...

this is funny...the thing is I loved them. I was sad when they took them away at my local store. Ray loved to shop with mama & did a pretty good job. But reading your post I can totally see how easily it could be that

Lynn Anne said...

oh...i've never seen one of these in stores. My kids use the full sized ones to plow people down...pretty effective.


Loreluca said...

Wise words, my friend. You speak the truth (and you had me in stitches!!!)

NikJustNik said...

OMG I would have laughed out load but it hurts to much atm. That is the funniest thing... but I know exactly what you mean...

Elizabeth said...

OMW! This is hilarious! Those are really good reasons as well! I've not seen one of these either but this had me laughing big time!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

LOL!!! I'll make sure I DON'T get one of these for my three-year-old!! :-)

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I totally agree, those shopping carts were the worst idea ever! All I ever did was nag nag nag the whole time Lucas was darting all over the store........running into things, people, tipping.......aghhhhh
I would avoid that store at all costs.

willowthewysp said...

Oh i thank the heavens that we have not got those over here!!!
I pray we NEVER get those over here!
I have a 3 year old.....who is a very determined individual...and well....your post has said it all!!!
brilliant! your story has not only put the fear of god in me, but it has made my day too!

lauren said...

HA! i am howling! which i s'pose is slightly inappropriate...seeing as you have suffered physical & emotional damage. ...AHEM...ok, i have practically got my hysteria under control (4FT TSUNAMI WAVE OF MILK!!!) ...well, *almost*... :)

now see, clearly the minicart was invented by someone childless like myself who innocently thought, "awwwww cute, the little ones can help their mamas shop & thus the generations will be brought closer together!"

(ps: c'mon confess...were YOU responsible for the disappearance of the ones at laura's market??! g'wan...we won't tell...)

Tracie said...

FUNNY story Gabi! Equally funny comments...of course I had to read them all!

I have ventured with these little mini carts for the first time about 4 months ago, let's just say we don't shop at that store anymore! Holy BLEEP are those things a nightmare!

Your story basically sums it all up, to a "P". Heehee

Shelly said...

I was not fond of the mini-me shopping carts! I was once plowed into by a 5 year old and ended up with a nasty bruise on my leg. I think I will stick to our daughter using a plastic shopping cart at home.