At the grocery? Not the same story. We ALWAYS get the kiddy cart with the car on the front of it.
It's the only way that I can usually get my shopping done. HUT flirts with the people and beeps the horn, I get through my shopping list as quickly as possible.
Yesterday, about half way through our shopping debacle, after dangling every extremity he could out of the car, he finally refused to sit any longer. I was tired of picking up each item that he took of the shelf and replacing it while he walked around next to me, when he then decided that he wanted to be carried around the store. Me + my 20+ pound wiggly toddler + my ever growing baby bump + a heavy cart full of groceries (did I mention that those kiddie carts are nearly impossible to maneuver)? Wasn't happening.
So when we were nearing our time to head to the checkout line I had a total moment of desperation...
And I realized that not matter how much I try to make things as healthy as possible for my child, I am not above handing him a small bag of Cheetos to ensure that he will sit still and quiet so that I can check out without some sort of a shitstorm taking place for all to see.
Not the best parenting every, but it was the easiest checkout I think that I've ever had with my boy.