So, shopping with a baby is NOT easy. I've had to take Wyatt to the grocery store with me on a few occasions and not once has it gone smoothly. I either forget half my groceries or can't fit them all in the cart and have to cut my list short to fit it all in the cart. (I guess the bright side is that it does prevent me from picking up unnecessary items). And there is always the parking issue. (i.e. you have to park next to a cart stall) The last straw for me and Wyatt's grocery shopping together was a few weeks ago after I accidentally stole milk from Publix.
TOTAL accident and I felt horrible about it. I had his carrier in the grocery cart and my groceries all around it. The milk was tucked in a corner and I simply didn't see it when I unloaded everything onto the conveyor belt. I paid for everything, re-loaded it into the cart, and wheeled out to my car. After I had put all the groceries into my car and was about to grab Wyatt's carrier is when I noticed the carton of milk (not even a quart -- those SMALL containers) sitting in the cart. Now, I realize that the right thing to do was to run back in and pay for it. I also realize that this is totally an excuse BUT it was damn near 100 degrees, the sun is shining in my baby's sensitive eyes, my car was already loaded, my car was parked in the back of the parking lot (not many cart-stalls and I have to park near one so I don't have to lug a 14 pound baby inside a 10 pound carrier through the parking lot) so I wasn't about to go back inside, stand in line and pay for $1.89 carton of milk. Sorry, Publix.
I tell you all this basically to make the point that I think the new Publix Curbside service is a genius idea. I can't say for sure, but I would go out on a limb to say this idea was the brainchild of a woman with children. When I heard they were test-marketing this at a store in Atlanta I was beyond thrilled. Unforch, the store they are testing out is nowhere close to my house so I guess I'll just have to struggle a while longer until they roll it out in my local store.
Aaaaaannnd, here is a picture of Wyatt celebrating Shark Week last Wednesday! (Thanks Erin and Mary Beth for the cute onesie!) He wasn't too celebratory because this was after he had been to the doctor and had his 2-month shots. Poor baby!