Arianne Brown: I blame car shopping carts for my parenting woes

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  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 30, 2018 9:24 p.m.

    I know a mother of six who won't purchase more than a day's worth of food at the grocery because she doesn't want to be one of "those moms" who holds up the line buying $388 worth of meals. It seems to be more about how she possibly feels about being perceived as being the mother of so many kids. That's a perception she obviously doesn't embrace. I don't think that should ever have negative connotations but I am not that person.

    So it seems best that you do put up with the grocery store and shopping cart follies, Arianne. You have good attitude. There's no shame in being the matriarch of a large family; in fact, moms like you and me should be revered by all!

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    May 30, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    Aaaaaand this is why I tell my kids, "Sorry, Mommy can't push those." The resustance ebbs after a hundred or so repetitions.