My princess had her 3rd birthday last Sunday and we went grocery shopping for her party with friends the day before. Fortunately for me I didn't get to deal with her temper tantrums that time. She enjoyed shopping! I am not sure if I should be happy with that. I don't want her to grow up to be 'buy-me-this-buy-me-that' spoiled brat. Am I overreacting? lol..
It was the first time she went with me shopping and had a say on what to buy. You can see her pointing to a bigger can of milk for her little sister. I chose that 400g myself but she insisted on getting the bigger one. I gave in.
She picked items for herself and her siblings. When she saw items on display that she recognized we use at home, she'd say, "Mommy, that's my shampoo. We'll take that." She also got to say no to something she didn't like. There was this new biscuit flavor that I want her to try but she adamantly said no. "I don't want that. I want this (the old flavor) better." She'd take two of each item every time, one for her and one for her kuya. She got the cart loaded up in no time at all. (Sigh!)
I guess asking her opinion (and respecting it) about the items she want or doesn't want kept her entertained, don't you think? I have heard stories from friends how their kids got bored and misbehaved during shopping. I was glad I didn't have to deal with something like that.