If one of the kid's wasn't crying or moaning it was the other one. Trying to race around as quickly as possible grabbing the weekly shop from the shelves whilst trying to settle and bribe the children to behave was ultimately STRESSFULL.
In reality all Isla and Noah wanted to do at 6 o'clock in the evening was get tucked up warm and snuggly in bed with our undivided attention reading them stories and playing games.
I felt like I was wasting two hours of my life doing this nightmare yet essential shopping trip, it was making all of us miserable, I eventually gave in and decided to do an online food shop and pay for delivery... it was the best thing I ever did. Why didn't I do it sooner?.
When we do occasionally go around the shops to do the food shop, it's enjoyable and the children think it's great choosing and helping with the shopping, they don't ever say "I want?".
I am now sat watching the television with my feet up, the cold is outside where it should be, the children are asleep in bed and my food shop delivery will be here between 9-10pm.