Shop Or Not To Shop!!!
When my daughters, Alicia and
Katrina-Lee, were young and babies I did not like shopping. In
particular I did not enjoy shopping with them as much as I would
have liked. I did not experience the Joy of Retail Therapy – I did
not get a high from shopping. In fact I often felt I needed therapy
after I went shopping to get over it. However, as time went by I
learnt a number of ways to handle shopping with my young children,
and eventually shopping became a manageable and enjoyable event that
I looked forward to – and with my daughters!
Whenever I went shopping with my children, or one of them I always
treated the event as if it was an outing for them. (Which it
was in their minds.) I did not just expect them to be little quiet
tagalong vegemite. I talked to them all the time. In the car
getting to the shops, all the time in the shops and in between shops
I had the attitude I
was shopping with and for them. They were my shopping buddies. I
did not act as if they were invisible and that they were a nuisance
if they got in the way. Nor did I act as if there was nothing in it
for them. I always bought them at least one small thing.
When we go shopping it is to buy. From a child’s point of view this
would mean something for them. Sometimes I would buy them a punnet
of strawberries, which they would eat whilst sitting in the
supermarket trolley. Other times it would be a bag of chips, an
apple and/or something else that preferably took a while to eat.
Strawberries were the favorite both for them and me as I felt they
were eating something that was extra good for them. As much as
possible I would purchase their “treat” first, as it was usually
anticipated for a while, and then kept them occupied as we shopped.
When my second child – Katrina-Lee – was born, my mother-in-law
helped me out quite a lot. Our local supermarket knew both of us well and when
she was shopping for nappies they told her that they could deliver
to my home. Not only would they do this at an amazingly minimal fee
(which they rarely charged me for) but I could also phone in my
weekly order, they would pack it up for me and then deliver it. I
did not have to leave the house, travel in the car with a toddler
and a baby and negotiate trolleys, aisles and everything else that
goes with supermarket shopping! This sounded too good to be true.
I took them up on their offer and liked it so much I kept using
their home order, home delivery service for three years.
There were other benefits of the home order, home delivery system
too. By keeping to my list of what I needed only and not buying the
tempting items had I been in the supermarket, I saved a fortune. We
managed to time Sam’s delivery to when Katrina-Lee was having her
daytime nap and Alicia got a lot of excitement out of having boxes
of groceries seemingly appear from nowhere.
“Look, we got chips!” she would say, or “he’s bought chocolate
cake!” and “pumpkin – my favorite!” (Which it was and still is).
She never married together the fact that we took a shopping list to
the supermarket and the next day boxes of groceries were delivered
by Sam. For her it was as if Sam just knew what we ate and there it
Three years later I went back for a visit into the Supermarket. We
called it “Sam’s Supermarket” – after Sam – to find out what I had
been missing out on – and I found out!
Now I’ve moved to the country, the seaside to be exact, I travel an
extra ten minutes to my supermarket where the staff are really
friendly, bend over backwards to help me. The aisles are wide and
all the goodies are very well set out, I know where everything is
and I zoom in and zoom out and it is a relatively easy, quick,
stress less and enjoyable shopping experience.
from home now, and doing everything else that us mums do. Just
yesterday I whilst I was doing the shopping … I wondered if my
supermarket does email orders, home delivery too!!!
These packages are available to you either in hard cover or e-book
version delivered to your email inbox. Each package includes a
Manual and a one hour telephone or email consultation
The Ultimate Bedtime Package!!!
The Ultimate Toilet Training Package!!!
The Ultimate Have An Angel ... All The Time Package!!!
The Ultimate Have More Time To Smell The Roses Package!!!
Here's Five Easy Ways to Order!
take immediate action by doing one of the
Order On Line ...
The fastest way to
order is directly online
ORDER ONLINE WITH OUR SECURE SERVER
2) By Fax ...
Or, you can
print out the order form and fax your order
+61 - 03 - 5987 34 88.
(Print order form.)
3) By Phone ... Alternatively you can
ring with your credit card details to our 24
hour order line on +61 - 03 - 5987 34 38.
If the lines are unattended please leave a
message and we will get back to you the same
day or you can leave details of the product
you want to order, your name, address,
credit details, don't forget the expiry date
and please speak clearly to avoid any
The fourth option is to
print out the order form and mail it to
PO Box 2105, Rosebud, Victoria, Australia.
3939. Your order will be processed the
same day we receive it and sent to you
immediately. Please allow 7 - 10 days for
postage within Australia, and 14-21 days for
International Orders. Or 2-48 hours for
(Print order form.)
Pick Up In Person ... You can of course,
if you wish, visit my office to collect your
order. We are about 1½ hours out of
Melbourne, down the Peninsula and very close
to Arthur's Seat. The view from my office
is spectacular. The address is 20 Atunga
Terrace, Dromana, Victoria.
It's normal office hours 9-5 Monday to
Friday. And if you would like a Saturday or
Sunday drive or you are in the area, we probably would open
especially for you. However, its always a
good idea to call first, +61 - 03 - 5987 34 38.
many thanks, and if I can help you in any
way, please let me know.
Margaret Saunders ...