Tuesday, October 12, 2010

TV and String Cheese?

It is official. I have seen it all.

A TV built into a grocery cart. Seriously? Are you kidding me? I mean, its not like my kid is an angel or anything and sits still without shrieking like a banshee while we shop for some Dried peas and string cheese, but I think I can keep her entertained long enough in the store that DJ Lance doesn't have to join us and our bread can safely check out without an incident.

Believe me, I am not an anti-tv mom. I love tv shows, movies and cartoons. I let Baby DIVA watch shows on the tube and she had her faves. But it is all in moderation. TV is never used as a pacifier or a babysitter. And this grocery store TV cart screams both. I am actually appalled that this is even an option for parents to use in the store.
Letting Baby DIVA explore the TV cart

I understand we are all in a hurry. I understand that pacifying a child is so much easier that actually dealing with the problem. I understand how embarrassing it is to be that one person with the screaming kid in the grocery store. And I can even recognize that this option could possibly look quite appealing in some situations. But I just do not think this is the answer, no matter how cool the technology.


  1. Oh boy. I can't believe that is an option.

  2. I agree. I have 4 kids and though I don't take them grocery shopping with me now I used too...all the time, I had no choice. And when you have no choice you just do it and you some how find a way to do it.

    I FINALLY got you on my sidebar so now I can keep up with you.

  3. Wow, I think TV's in shopping carts are a little excessive.

    Alyssa Ast

  4. And they thought texting while driving was a problem. I see lots of grocery store cart accidents in the future. I wonder if they come with a GPS too. Otherwise they might end up in someone's living room.

  5. Reading the title and then seeing the first photo I thought this post was going to be about a string cheese vending machine. And I wouldn't be against one of those. Except I fear the cheese wouldn't stay well.

    But then that's true of most things in vending machines.

  6. Not necessary for my family - some it may be NECESSARY - but I am so glad that they have fancy schmancy shows going during hair cuts. I don't know what we'd do without that! Well, we'd have one long-haired boy is what we'd have. :)

  7. Bonnie! I am so glad you got your eye on me! I got my eye on you too!!

    christina I was curious about your comment so i went and checked. They have this little device in the carts that shuts them down at the door. So they can not leave the store. LOL


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