With kids, shopping is like doing another house chore, isn’t it? At least, I feel that way. There is whining when it is not something they need. There is always something else required by the baby when we are doing totally the opposite. I wonder if that’s a skill they learn in the womb.
The other day we entered a Lifestyle store and almost immediately my son says, ‘this is boring mamma let’s go somewhere else’. He is 3.5. Of course, I did not give in and continued with my shopping but the stress, of explaining and keeping them happy at the same time, is quite tiring. Kids are so pampered with their changed lifestyle these days that they do not know the meaning of shopping. I remember enjoying those weekends when I would happily join my mom and my brother to shop for groceries at a supermarket and then get some dinner at the mall beside it. We did not have play zones to entertain us back then.
Today, my kids only come with me to the mall if there is a chance that they will get to visit a play area there. Or perhaps attend an event there. Otherwise, they prefer staying home and passing their time anyhow. So, while I have lost the strength to shop along with my kids, as hubby is mostly away, I have resorted to Lifestyle online shopping, something that I can do even while I’m putting the kids to bed.
There are several reasons why I shop online:
So, whether I’m with kids or not, my wardrobe welcomes a new outfit every two months. All the friends’ birthdays are followed by sending a gift to them, through an online portal. I’m not a shopaholic, but I love spending time online and I am quite content with this lifestyle now.
Do you like shopping online? What is your feedback or reasons for it?