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How to keep a three year old busy in the grocery store

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Ok we were in Foodlion yesterday and my daughter who is three is asking for everything in the store. I noticed she took notice when I got a coupon out of the smartsource coupon thing on the shelf, so I decided it was time for a game. I told her ok game time, let's look for coupons. She said you dont have your computer I guess she thought the only place you could get coupons are on the computer. After I finished laughing I explained to her the little machines had coupons too and her job was to ride in the cart and help me look for them. She started looking, if she didn't see any she would say no coupons here mom and would get really excited when she found one. She kept saying "this is fun mom." Managed three things out of this game, kept her busy, she found coupons I didn't see, and saved money because she was so busy looking for coupons she quit asking for things. I think this is going to be our official grocery store game.

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  1. Niddi's Avatar
    sooo cute at that age. Smart Mom, you really zoned in on keeping her occupied, and I'm sure you gave her plenty of praise for helping you. Great job.
  2. JoAnn's Avatar
    You really included in what you were doing. And she felt like a big girl Mom. And she knows what you are doing with the coupons too. Is she going to be the up and coming frugal gal or what.
  3. mdowdy's Avatar
    hopefully she will be, lord knows she isn't at the moment lol
  4. Tarrien's Avatar
    I remember I used to take tons of coupons from those machines but I never used them and my pockets would be stuffed with them, I just thought it was fun to make the machine spit out a new coupon- I really didn't realize what they were used for and my sister later convinced me it was stealing and illegal to take those coupons.

    But that's really cute that she said "but you don't have your computer" It goes to show kids are pretty on the ball with some things