When I go grocery shopping, I prefer to go alone. My kids are generally well behaved and content when they go with me, but things go much faster and easier when I am by myself. Yesterday, however, I had to take them along.
I usually use a regular cart with my son in the seat and my daughter walking beside me. But yesterday I noticed one of those cool racecar carts that are usually unavailable, and I had to try it. My kids LOVED it! They each had a steering wheel and pretended they were racing while I got my shopping done. You would think it was all wonderful, right?
Wrong! That cart was impossible to steer. The wheels were vacillating, I was running into everything, and to make matters worse, I was wearing sandals with no traction. Can you imagine what I must have looked like? I can just see the surveillance footage of me sliding around the store, crashing into cardboard oreo displays and trying to gracefully turn corners - all while my children were blissfully making vrooom vrooom noises. Of course now my kids will want one of those carts from now on.
I think these carts were created as a big joke on the parents - and a good laugh for the store employees!