Children and grocery stores...
Do you (would you) take children (I mean like <5 y. old) grocery shopping with you?

I just wondered about this when getting back home from a store. The young ones are incredibly obnoxious, and I feel like exposing them to all the eye-catching and mouth-watering stuff before they have any concept of "paying for things" is at best bad for the wallet and at worst damaging for them, turning them into little consumers before they even know how not to piss themselves.


@cirno Kids also have to learn to live in the world around other people and around things you can buy without buying them. I don’t think there’s a better way to teach them than exposure, and the grocery store is probably one of the less offensive places to do it. Better than a sit down restaurant.

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